A Big Patch Tuesday
Microsoft just released an update that includes over 100 fixes and a Zero-Day patch. The Zero Day must be a doozy, my old, out-of-support Windows 7 machine was updated too. Run your updates!
The pandemic and 5G speed create wider attack capabilities. Phishing emails and other threats will continue to exploit COVID-19 and its side effects, says Check Point Research.
Vol. 15 / Issue 11 / November 2020
Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that blocks access to a system, device, or file until a ransom is paid. It is an illegal, moneymaking scheme that can be installed through deceptive links in an email message, instant message, or website.
Ransomware works by encrypting files on the infected system (crypto ransomware), threatening to erase files (wiper ransomware), or blocking system access (locker ransomware) for the victim. The ransom amount and contact information for the cyber threat actor (CTA) is typically included in a ransom note that appears on the victim’s screen after their files are locked or encrypted.