Is Ransomware Dead or Alive? KnowBe4 Cautions IT to Stay Alert

KnowBe4, host of the worlds most popular integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform, cautioned IT managers to stay on top of the latest surge in phishing attacks lest they lead to ransomware infections. New CryptoLocker variants are still on the loose encrypting local drives, mapped drives on file servers and one strain focuses on video gaming files. Ransomware is now even being localized for Asia with the new Crypt010ocker variant which translates its menu screens according to the victims IP address. One of the latest versions of the Koler mobile ransomware targets the Canadian market and locks up screens with fake government warnings and demands a ransom to return functionality.

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