Ransomware – Be cautious before you click

Ransomware – Be cautious before you click


Ransomware continues to be one of the largest threats in terms of IT security for businesses. Cyber Criminals are becoming more and more innovative with both the strategies they use, as well the as the technology being created and implemented.

In the video below, Kevin Mitnick from Knowbe4 Security Awareness Training demonstrates how malicious Ransomware can pose to be something trustworthy, such as a Microsoft update, to gain access to your system.

This specific ransomware utilizes intelligent social engineering to trick the user into granting them access to their cloud email account, posing as a "new Microsoft anti-spam service".

If the employee does follow through and click the link, all their emails will be encrypted and held for ransom.

Check out the video below to see how this potentially dangerous ransomware example works.