Posts Tagged ‘ransomware’

Holding Networks Hostage with Targeted Ransomware: Cybercriminals have stepped up their game, using new, advanced attack methods to compromise organizations, rather than individual users. And they have been successful, infiltrating a number of hospitals, schools, universities and government agencies. Post-attack investigations reveal that attackers used reconnaissance and lateral movement to infect as many machines as possible. And new ransomware strains demonstrate worm-like behavior, spreading through network drives and removable storage. But before we look at the latest attack techniques, let’s take a step back and review how ransomware has evolved.