From the Fall 2021 Issue

Cybersecurity: The Anatomy of Ransomware Attacks

Ricoh Danielson
Cyber Security Incident Responder |

Ransomware is a form of malware that utilizes a number of vectors to access computers. With the rise of cloud, mobile, and remote work, ransomware attacks have significantly increased as have ransom demands. An example of a common vector is phishing which is delivered via email and allows a threat actor to control a victim’s computer. Once a threat actor has control of a computer, whether it be through phishing or another vector, the victim (e.g., organization or individual) must respond and remediate as soon as possible. In view of this, a threat actor may target an organization . . .

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