[ALERT] Yikes, A New And Scary Double-Ransomware Whammy.

Here is a pretty interesting (and crappy) new strain of ransomware. It encrypts the files, then reboots and encrypts the MFT, so it ends up hitting you for a ransom twice. Kinda rotten.

Be aware of any PDF saying it’s a job application, especially if it has a link to an Excel file.

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-and-scary-double-ransomware-whammy

 

 


Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec

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