The majority of ransomware discovered by Trend Micro came from spam emails. That accounted for 58 per cent of the ransomware discovered by the company. Another 40 per cent came from URLs hosting ransomware files.
Jon Clay, a cybersecurity and threat expert for Trend Micro, says that utilizing multiple exploits in an attack is common for most platforms. But since relatively few vulnerabilities are found in iOS to begin with (compared to platforms like Windows) it would be unique to see an attack sequencing multiple exploits.
It might seem like an odd question as you can probably point out the physical building or buildings that house your data center(s). But does that physical installation line up with the logic concept of the “data center” held by your business?
Whoever is distributing - or helping to distribute - Locky recently began using Windows Script Files to download the ransomware onto victims' PCs, researchers at security firm Trend Micro say in a blog post. The new variant, first seen in the wild on July 15, is being sold on underground Brazilian cybercrime sites, the researchers say.
“Such a technique allows this threat to bypass security measures, including sandbox analysis, since it has no static file type. In addition, using blended scripting languages could result to the samples being encoded, making these arduous to analyze,” Trend Micro researchers said in a blog post.