The top 10 ransomware attacks from last year

Top 10 Ransomware from 2017

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Daily, millions of computers get infected by known and unknown threats. Last year, ransomware infected several hundreds of thousands of devices and impacted several business sectors.

Each year, malware employs new techniques to lure victims, infect them, and encrypt their files.

Versa Network’s Threat Research Lab analyzed 10 ransomware samples that made the news in 2017, revealing the negative impact they inflicted on businesses worldwide.

Some of the ransomware  analyzed include:

  • WannaCry – encrypts files on the infected computer demanding Bitcoin payment for receiving the decryption keys
  • Petya – discovers and infects computers without user intervention using a loader code
  • Locky – a social engineered email message with a malicious MS word attachment

Read on to find out how the other 7 ransomware samples wreaked havoc in 2017.

Vendor:
Versa Networks
Posted:
20 Sep 2018
Published:
20 Sep 2018
Format:
PDF
Length:
10 Page(s)
Type:
Research Content
Language:
English
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