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This ransomware sneakily infects victims by disguising itself with anti-virus software

Don’t, just don’t click that link…:

[…] Now the cyber attacks have evolved again and cyber security researchers at Trend Micro have detailed a new means of the Dharma being deployed: by bundling it inside a fake anti-virus software installation.

Like many ransomware campaigns, Dharma attacks start off with phishing emails. The messages claim to be from Microsoft and that the victim’s Windows PC is ‘at risk’ and ‘corrupted’ following ‘unusual behaviour’, urging the user to ‘update and verify’ their anti-virus by accessing a download link.

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
https://brownglock.com

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