Social engineering is at the root of many ransomware attacks and can include phishing, pharming, pop-ups, fake websites, and scareware. Review best practices to avoid a ransomware attack.
- [Instructor] Social engineering…is at the root of many ransomware attacks,…which can include phishing, pharming,…pop-ups, and fake websites.…Phishing and pharming techniques…send out massive emails that bait victims…to click to claim a prize, sign up…for a special program, or sign in…to check account information.…The message appears urgent,…and one in 10 individuals will respond.…Many offices send…and receive multiple packages every week.…
Imagine a busy administrative assistant…going about the day when…an email comes in as follows.…The email looks official.…Once the victim clicks on the link…the ransomware activates.…Dangerous websites are also a tool…that cyber criminals use.…They create counterfeit websites…to deceive people and it works.…The websites look very much…like the genuine website because most likely…the hacker has cloned it from the original.…
Cyber criminals embed malicious content…in advertisements, and drive-by downloads occur…when visiting a website…and will usually take advantage…of an out-of-date browser, an app,…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
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