In phishing, fake emails are sent to you. These emails appear to be from a genuine source and ask you to provide credentials such as passwords or bank details.
Moreover, in the ransomware attack, malware is installed on the computer and locks it. To access the files back it asks you to pay a certain amount of ransom.
What is Ransomware Delivered By Phishing Mails?
Attacks by Phishing ransomware starts with an email sent to the recipient asking to download a file or directs it to another website by sending a link. Moreover, this email appears to be legitimate. Once the user opens it, the hacker can access the data on the device. It is difficult to identify these type of attacks, as the sender appears to be familiar. Thus this draws the attention of the recipient to open them.
Company’s logo is sometimes attached to the email where the recipient cannot suspect it as an attack. This comes into the light once a ransom message appears and files become inaccessible.
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- Education Sector
- Manufacturing and Technology Sector
Case Study: ‘Defray’ Ransomware Attack
In targeted attacks, defray ransomware is used. Moreover, they targeted the organization in the healthcare and education sector. This ransomware is spread through email. Moreover, this email is not sent in bulk. It is sent to a specific victim. In addition, Proofpoint researchers in the email found logos of the hospital. The sender of the email claimed to be the Director at the hospital which was targeted.
Microsoft Word File was attached to the email. It appeared to be the reports of patients. An executable file was included in the patient report. Consequently, if downloaded, the Defray ransomware is installed.
In the company, employees should be trained about the different cyber attacks and vulnerabilities.
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Prevention Tips: To Avoid Attacks by Phishing Ransomware
- If you receive emails from unfamiliar sources which contain links, attachments do not open it.
- Never open emails present in the spam folder.
- Ensure your system has the latest antivirus and internet security system. Moreover, it should be updated on regular basis.
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