The Secret to Fighting Ransomware: Understanding How It Begins
Every business owner knows ransomware is awful, but do you really understand what it is, how it works and to what extent it can damage your business?
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer or network, making them inaccessible to the victim. The attackers then demand a ransom payment, typically in cryptocurrency, in exchange for providing the decryption key to unlock the files.
Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails, malicious attachments or links, or by exploiting vulnerabilities in software or operating systems. Once the malware is downloaded onto the victim’s computer, it begins to encrypt files, often starting with the most valuable or sensitive data, such as financial records or intellectual property.
Our infographic, “The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack,” explains the seven key steps hackers take to successfully infiltrate an organization’s network. You’ll get a better understanding of:
- How a cyber gang starts its operation
- How they pick targets
- How they plan
- How they attack
- How they get paid
- And more
Don’t let ransomware stop you from achieving your business goals. Download our infographic to learn how ransomware works and stop cybercriminals in their tracks.
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