Phishing attacks can happen to anyone whether you’re a CEO, financial analyst, nurse, janitor, IT specialist, or receptionist. In the 2020 Internet Crime Report, the FBI revealed phishing was the top reported cybercrime, consisting of 241,342 reported incidents. This number has more than doubled since 2019. Phishing attacks often consist of an email that is […]
We have compiled a list of security measures to implement to either prevent ransomware or limit the damage. Organizations need not implement all of these in order to prevent ransomware. However, these are various strategies that can be implemented depending on the company. Security measures such as “application whitelisting” will prevent most malicious software on […]
Stern Security Labs analyzed a Locky ransomware sample. The following video shows an actual Locky ransomware attack on a Windows 7 machine. Watch how fast the ransomware encrypts the files on the computer. The computer is encrypted within one minute of clicking on the malicious “invoice.pdf” file! Ransomware attack demonstration from Stern Security on Vimeo.
We have recently received two samples of Locky maldoc (malicious document) ransomware from a healthcare institution. Ransomware is a devastating piece of malware that encrypts important files on an infected computer and demands ransom to decrypt the files. We will examine two samples. Both samples arrived via email and were not detected by spam filters […]