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December 28, 2017

The evolution of ransomware: Get ready for more advanced social engineering tactics

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by Leah Brown, Tech Republic

Prepare your company for more sophisticated, complex, and devastating ransomware attacks in 2018, says Avecto COO Andrew Avanessian.  End users are the easiest thing in the world to dupe into clicking something, Avanessian said. If a hacker can socially engineer a user into using their code, they get control over a network. Cybercriminals have moved away from trying to hack a system to now leveraging the internal users, or employees in order to use them as a way to execute their own code. “If you get someone to use your code there are very little ways to detect that because it’s user-initiated activity,” he said.

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