Current Ransomware Tactics

Find out the latest ransomware tactics being used to try and infiltrate personal and business computers, and what you can do to protect yourself…

The current tactic for ransomware execution is sending out Word Documents via email which are named “bank_statement_xxx, INVOICE_xxx, and copier%4

Here are a couple of screen shots of the malicious Word documents.

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The files end in .doc, docx, and .docm. The “M” stands for macro, which, when executed, will start the infection.  Therefore, it is very important that users DO NOT click on “Enable Macros” under any condition, as these can trigger malware infections.
ransomware 2

It should be noted that other malicious attacks are using these tactics as well.  It is incredibly important for users to think before they click.  As stated above, these tactics are being used via email attachments.  Before you open emails, think about who is sending them and if you are expecting the email.  If you are ever in question, call the sender to find out if they indeed meant to send the email.  If you do not know the sender, delete the correspondence immediately.

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7 thoughts on “Current Ransomware Tactics

  1. For network protection, our Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector can detect and block ransomware on networks through its malware sandbox and network scanning features. Moreover, any lateral movement to reach other parts of the network can also be prevented through our product. For home users,  Trend Micro Security 10  provides robust protection against ransomware, by blocking malicious websites, emails, and files associated with this threat.

  2. I can’t believe in the 21st century people still just click on things they know nothing about. Same with scam/phising phone calls …. People …. wake up …. stop believing everything you read and hear. Tell these scammers to come knock on your door in person. Delete all email you don’t recognize or if it looks unusual and has a friend’s name or address , call them and ask or email them and ask if they sent it. This cyber world , like the real world is full of crooks and scam artists , so keep aware of your environment. There is still love, trust and beauty but you must discern and be vigilant with the garbage.

  3. RIGHT AFTER I INSTALLED YOUR SOFTWARE , I LOST 95% OF COMPUTER MEMORY AND DATA BY RANSOME ATTACK. I HAVE SPENT ALMOST $600 TO RESTORE MY SYSTEM.

    • Albert –
      I apologize for the issues you’ve experienced. Please contact our technical support team regarding this issue. There is no reason why your memory would’ve been impacted like this, and if SuperShield was running, it should’ve blocked the ransomware attack. Please submit a help desk ticket via http://www.pcmatic.com/help. Our trained professionals are available 7 days a week to assist you.

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