Microsoft underlines heightened concern from call centre ransomware scheme

Microsoft underlines heightened concern from call centre ransomware scheme

Microsoft has claimed a ransomware campaign employing bogus call centers to trick victims into downloading malware may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Ransomware Defense and Response: Minimizing Risk of an Increasing Threat | SANS Cyber Defense Forum

Human-operated ransomware is a growing cyber threat that has seriously impacted a number of major organisations and dominated recent news headlines. In this type of attack, hands-on-keyboard operators gain initial access, compromise privileged accounts, and deploy ransomware as widely as possible. The human-element of these attacks allows the most critical infrastructure within an organisation to be targeted, often resulting in significant and long-term disruption.

In this talk we will present the key cyber defence techniques required to effectively and efficiently prevent and respond to human-operated ransomware attacks.

Gabriel Currie @gabrielcurrie, Senior Cyber Security Manager, PwC
Will Oram @willoram, Senior Cyber Security Manager, PwC

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Microsoft takes action against Trickbot ransomware attacks

Calling Trickbot a threat to the upcoming U.S. election, Microsoft has taken legal action against the cybercrime network known for targeting more than a million computers with ransomware and other malware. Because Trickbot uses Microsoft’s own code, Microsoft argues it’s abusing its trademark.

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