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5 Places Ransomware and Malware Can Hide

5 Places Ransomware and Malware Can Hide

by Igor Mikhaylov2016-11-12

IT pros need to be prepared for a new generation of malware and ransomware that are subtle, but dangerous. The latest security threats are characterized by their ability to remain undetected for long periods of time on a company’s network. In some cases, criminals have gone unnoticed for years.

Let’s look at 5 places Ransomware and malware can hide the fact that you never Check.

The first place is critical system files as well as one of the most dangerous and highly sophisticated malware can hide them.

Secondly, some malware will modify Windows registry keys in order to establish a position among the «Autoruns» which allows the malware is launched every time the operating system is launched.

The third place – a temporary folder, they are an integral part of the operating system. Due to the loose security of these temporary folders, this is a common landing spot for a malware and extortionists.

“Shortcuts” (.lnk files) may include a direct path to a malware or ransomware loaded website or, more dangerously, an executable file. This is the fourth place where it can hide a malware.

The fifth place, which is worth noting – a Word Files. The cybercriminals have wised up and now use Microsoft Office VBAs to insert code in the Word document macro extortionists, in accordance with KnowBe4.

Certainly, you can protect your organization against the latest malware iterations and extortionists in the manual, but it is very time-consuming. Today, the most dangerous attacks cybercrime more often than before, look like normal. Today’s security landscape demands smarter, more efficient solutions to monitor all aspects of your files, beyond signatures and surface appearances. With CimTrak, security professionals have an opportunity to understand the changes Windows malicious registry keys and much more, to learn more about advanced CimTrak protection against all types of malware, and ransomware here.

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