No spraying and praying here, just precise, exorbitant attacks
By John Leyden
Attackers are manually deploying ransomware directly into target networks to maximise the damage and potential payout.
Unlike “spray-and-pray” attacks such as WannaCrypt, which hit victims at random, targeted attacks that manually execute the ransomware enable criminals to ensure they have locked mission-critical files that companies will be most likely to pay exorbitant fees to retrieve. Manual deployments can also evade most traditional signature-based security measures, making it much harder to identify and stop before it’s too late.
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