This malicious Word file marks the first time someone has attempted to compromise a Mac via macro abuse. While the malware isn’t particularly advance, there is no denying that macros are still highly effective when it comes to compromising a machine. Mac users should probably be extra vigilant when it comes to Word files from now on.
Usually, it is not the ransom itself, but business downtime and other consequences that will really disturb your business. Paying the possible ransom will of course hurt. But what will probably hurt more are the other repercussions to your business from a successful ransomware attack.
Researchers have found a malicious malware, called Stegano that has targeted millions of unaware users of Internet Explorer through popular websites. The scariest part about this malware is that it manages to go undetected for two years before anyone manages to detect it.
Customer service is not normally something associated with the perpetrators of crime. But crypto-ransomware, the digital demon that has been crippling businesses and plaguing consumers and has been referred to as an “epidemic” in 2016, is different.
While the ransomware threat is growing at an alarming rate, many consumers remain oblivious to the dangers posed by this form of malware. It is no wonder that infections are at a record level. And things will only get worse as ransomware creators target new types of devices.