There are some early warning signs that may increase your risk of suffering a ransomware attack.
This type of malware attack occurs when a bad actor locks you out of your own files, and demands money to unlock them. When keeping an eye out for suspicious activity, you should be aware of the following:
Oftentimes, ransomware is delivered via a malicious email attachment or link. Check to verify there’s no suspicious domain (like @gmai1.com) or grammar mistakes, which might give a phishing email away.
Unpatched Operating Systems
Software needs to be updated ASAP when a new patch comes out. Otherwise, you put yourself at risk of a hacker exploiting a vulnerability.
Inactive User Accounts
Threat actors may target inactive accounts in order to deploy ransomware. Make sure you’re managing inactive accounts in order to mitigate risk of exploitation.
If you need assistance in securing your environment, give us a call at 585-582-1600.