Learn the Steps in a Ransomware Attack
Ransomware, or malware that encrypts critical files until a fee is paid, dominates security news headlines, so people think it's inevitable.
To help you understand how ransomware attacks work, let Guardian Digital teach you the anatomy of a ransomware attack.
Watch: Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
Phase 1: Develop
Cybercriminals develop malicious software that encrypts target files until a ransom payment specified by the attacker is made.
Cybercriminals purchase ransomware on the Dark Web or use hosted ransomware services to avoid time-consuming commitments.
Phase 2: Deliver
Threat actors use phishing emails by often masquerading as a known or trusted individual or organization.
Phase 3: Demand
When opening the email’s attachment, the ransomware demands payment in untraceable Bitcoin in exchange for getting files back.
Phase 4: Collect
Many that fall victim to ransomware pay the ransom, but victims often never regain control of their systems, even once the ransom is paid.
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