Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse
Targeted email attacks (called spear phishing) with harmful links or attachments containing malware are an ever-increasing threat. These attacks are part social networking and part sophisticated technical effort to penetrate companies’ defense systems. Traditional security deployments, in many cases, aren’t prepared for these kinds of attacks.
The weakest link of any network is the user. But it’s not always their fault. If a person receives an email from a real co-worker with a link, how can that person know the link will send them to a zero-day threat or that the attachment is a CryptoLocker attack?