Attackers can use a macro—which is a set of instructions written in a software application to provide a shortcut—to release ransomware. Learn how to create a simple macro in a Word document.
- [Instructor] Attackers are bringing back…the use of macros to release ransomware.…A macro is a small set of instructions…written within a software application…to provide a shortcut.…Although designed to be a helpful application,…a macro can be malicious as, once activated,…they can delete files and format hard drives.…Macros are an extremely popular way…to transport ransomware.…
Generally Microsoft will disable macros use,…however, the victim can manually enable the macro…once they see a popup that says…to read the text please enable macro use.…Locky is an example of a ransomware variant…that uses a macro to deliver its payload.…An unsuspecting victim can receive an email…disguised as an invoice,…and when opened is prompted to activate the macro.…
It may even include instructions…on how to override the security warning.…A macro can execute when triggered…or even when the document is open…and then infect the system.…I'm in Microsoft Word.…I want to create a macro.…I create a macro so I can recreate commonly done tasks.…
- 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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