Ransomware spreads like many other types of malware, via phishing attacks or other methods to get the victim to click a link. Get an overview of how encrypting ransomware works, and a visual of how rapidly ransomware can spread.
- [Instructor] Over the years,…different types of ransomware have evolved.…Ransomware spreads like many other types of malware…via phishing and spear phishing attacks…or other methods to get the victim to click on a link.…Early ransomware initially targeted home users,…but now ransomware has become popular…because it's so profitable…and is infiltrating into corporations,…holding data hostage until a hefty ransom is paid.…If the ransom is not paid,…the consequences could be grave…as the attacker may unleash malware…that can destroy all the files on the system.…
Ransomware can block you from accessing your system,…encrypt files so that you can't use them,…and stop applications such as your browser from running.…Let's step through the process…of how encrypting ransomware works.…With phase one, the attacker sends a phishing email…that appears legitimate.…The email slips through the spam filters…and enters the user's inbox.…The user opens the email and clicks,…releasing the ransomware variant.…
With phase two, the ransomware begins working…
- 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
Next steps1m 25s
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