“You can have the best security at home, guard dogs, security cameras, and gates – but if you leave the door open – these are rendered useless!’
With Makeup and other malicious Ransomware on the rise, we often get asked how did it happen with all the Firewall, anti-virus, and gateway security on the network?
Ransomware and other malware is primarily spread via spam campaigns, Trojans, software “cracking” (activation) tools, fake updaters, and untrusted download channels. “Spam campaign” is a term used to define the act of sending deceptive/scam emails on a large scale.
When they are opened, the infection is started (i.e., they begin download/installation of malware). Trojans are malicious programs capable of causing chain infections. Rather than activating licensed products, illegal activation (“cracking”) tools can download/install malicious software. Rogue updaters infect systems by exploiting flaws present in outdated programs and/or simply by installing malware rather than the promised updates. Malicious content is often downloaded from untrusted download sources such as unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.), and other third-party downloaders.
If you need further information, have suffered an attack, or want to know more about the correct backup and DR strategies we deploy for our clients – please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org