Network Synergy Blog

Targeted Ransomware Checks for Particular Attributes

Targeted Ransomware Checks for Particular Attributes

Put yourself in the shoes of a cybercriminal. If you were to launch a ransomware attack, who would be your target? Would you launch an indiscriminate attack to try to snare as many as you could, or would you narrow your focus to be more selective? As it happens, real-life cybercriminals have largely made the shift to targeted, relatively tiny, ransomware attacks.

This transition took place over the last year, as attackers abandoned the traditional approach which assumed that if enough potential victims were infected by ransomware, a cybercriminal could expect a number of them to pay up. Spam messages were the favorite method of spreading this kind of ransomware.

While this kind of widespread ransomware is by no means ineffective, attackers that use ransomware as their preferred tool have discovered the benefits to using it a little differently.

Rather than sending out widespread, indiscriminate attacks, there have been rising numbers of ransomware attacks that focus their efforts in on a more specific target base. Attacks have begun to be focused in on certain industries, company sizes, and geographic locations, and ransomware attackers are becoming more sophisticated and convincing in their composition of phishing emails.

This year, companies and organizations in the manufacturing, finance, healthcare, higher-education, and technology industries were targeted by campaigns utilizing variant strains of common ransomwares. These targets tended to be larger, as that meant that there were more endpoints to potentially gain access to.

Regardless of the size of the ransomware campaign and if it is particularly targeted to one industry or not, you need to be prepared to protect against it. In today’s IT landscape, there isn’t a single solution to totally protect your business from these types of threats, and often businesses need to deploy managed software and hardware protection as well as commit to best practices like two-factor authentication and strong passwords.

Reach out to the professionals at Network Synergy for assistance with your business’ cybersecurity.

Tip of the Week: Managing Gmail with Labels and Fi...
Is Your Business Considering Moving to Managed IT?


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, October 20, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab

QR-Code dieser Seite

Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Blog Categories

      The Internet of Things Conferencing Data Breach Cables Mirgation Computer Care Gmail Network Management Macro Browser Internet Automobile Shortcut Windows IT budget OneNote eBay Data Backup Outlook Battery App IT Solutions Analyitcs Windows 10 Cybersecurity Data storage Outsourced IT Error IT service Avoiding Downtime Scam Augmented Reality Excel Downtime Gadget IP Address Nanotechnology Read Only Instant Messaging Hacking Text Messaging YouTube Computers Digital Payment Bandwidth Running Cable Assessment Google Analytics Technology Laws Risk Management Debate Knowledge Employee-Employer Relationship Cyberattacks Social Engineering Alerts IT Consultant communications Work Station Training Software Tips Information Relocation Break Fix Project Management Google Wallet Wireless Connectivity Malware Productivity Marketing Recovery Apps Data Loss Antivirus Hosted Solution Business Continuity Memory PC Care Small Business Saving Time Websites IT Support Maintenance Co-managed IT USB Enterprise Resource Planning Communication Chromebook Hosted Solutions Printers Tutorials Windows 8.1 Update Supercomputer Fax Server Firewall Server Content Filtering Alert Disaster Cooperation Development Save Time 3D Computing Technology Tips Monitoring Workplace Tips Halloween Automation File Sharing WiFi Lithium-ion Battery Office 365 IT Technicians Bookmarks IoT Help Desk Flexibility Law Enforcement Robot PowerPoint G Suite Virus User Error Unified Communications Black Market Printer Tracking Video Surveillance eWaste 5G Webcam Customer Service SaaS Hacks Spam Motherboard Writing Google Cache Superfish Mobile Device Legislation Facebook Geography Language CIO Access Control Cybercrime Vulnerability Lenovo Net Neutrality Typing Administrator Document Management Chrome Spyware Unsupported Software Managed IT Ransomware Staff Virtual Desktop Solid State Drive Politics Cleaning Office Tips Mobile Computing Cortana Physical Security Employer-Employee Relationship Retail Experience Backups Law Firm IT Black Friday Management Unified Threat Management 3D Printing Tip of the Week Regulation Operations Smartphones Crowdfunding Specifications Windows 8 Managed IT Services Unified Threat Management Social Identities Mobile Data Work/Life Balance Undo Server Management Enterprise Content Management Remote Workers Emoji Cryptocurrency Regulations Competition Permissions Blockchain Data Security Trending Internet Exlporer How To Government Dark Web Skype Remote Computing Telephone Systems Education Fraud Paperless Office Artificial Intelligence Techology Upgrades Streaming Media Network Security Comparison Telephony Budget Microsoft Office WPA3 Migration Word Scary Stories Microsoft Excel Office Saving Money Website Corporate Profile Hard Disk Drive Remote Monitoring Electronic Health Records Network Leadership Data Management Managed IT Service Asset Tracking Logs Customer Relationship Management Star Wars IT Consulting Wi-Fi Botnet MSP Charger Cloud Computing Hard Drives Tablet Users Gaming Console Password Programming Security Two-factor Authentication Wearable Technology Meetings Internet of Things People Apple Safety Modem Travel PDF Inbound Marketing Consumers Printing Google Drive Vendor Management Going Green Public Speaking User Smart Technology Tip of the week Upgrade Android Privacy Computer Encryption Information Technology Computer Accessories Passwords Cabling Entrepreneur Disaster Resistance Mobile Devices Licensing Finance Social Media Business Intelligence Congratulations Search Heating/Cooling Big Data Files Recycling Applications Buisness Smartphone Print Server Google Docs Managed IT services Features Virtualization Proactive Software Documents Social Networking Miscellaneous Scheduling Staffing Virtual Reality Hardware CCTV LinkedIn IBM Wires Storage Secruity Business Growth Chatbots Managing Stress Start Menu Backup Computing Infrastructure Hackers Hard Drive Holiday Uninterrupted Power Supply Downloads Mouse Mobile Security Administration Sync Data Recovery Business Management Monitors Cost Management Money BDR Cloud Distributed Denial of Service SharePoint Point of Sale Best Practices Food Presentation Personal Information Drones Disaster Recovery Proactive IT Intranet BYOD Web Server Time Management Legal Phone System Statistics Webinar Multi-Factor Security Cameras Firefox Sports Infrastructure Google Maps Humor Healthcare Best Practice Cookies Thank You Laptop Address Wireless Technology Remote Support Deep Learning Public Cloud Electronic Medical Records Hacker Business Computing Favorites Troubleshooting Smart Tech Twitter Settings Machine Learning High-Speed Internet Business Network Congestion Service-based Business E-Commerce Health VoIP Quick Tips Mail Merge Bitcoin Company Culture Refrigeration Business Technology Utility Computing Current Events Screen Reader Servers Display Hotspot Consultation Online Currency Compliance Mobile Device Management iPhone Samsung Managed Service Motion sickness End of Support Identity Theft Computer Repair Alt Codes GPS VPN Tech Support Mobile Technology Taxes Efficiency Router Private Cloud Virtual Private Network History Gadgets IT Management Remote Monitoring and Management Data Warehousing Hiring/Firing Tech Term Processors Save Money Managed Services Provider Notifications Email Managed Service Provider Redundancy IT Services Networking Identity Fun Vulnerabilities Mobile User Tips Trainging Cyber Monday Environment Phishing Digital Signature Innovation Patch Management Microsoft Windows 10 Collaboration LiFi CrashOverride Best Available Bluetooth Software as a Service Touchscreen How To Consulting Mobile Office Operating System Bring Your Own Device Technology Piracy Digital Data Mobility Productivity Tip of the Work Application Domains HIPAA Business Owner IT Support Value Google Calendar Fleet Tracking Crowdsourcing

      Latest Blogs

      The cloud is such an important part of today’s business environment that most organizations use it to some extent, even if it’s just for basic storage needs. However, the cloud nee...

      Latest News

      Our Site Has Launched!


      Welcome to Our New Site!
      We are proud to announce the unveiling of our new website at Network Synergy!

      Read more ...

      Contact Us

      Learn more about what Network Synergy can do for your business.


      Call us today    203.261.2201

      Fax Number :    203-261-2935

      126 Monroe Turnpike
      Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

      facebook twitter linkedin #youtube