Stages of a Ransomware Attack

Do you know the stages of a ransomware attack? Ransomware is here to stay. Read on to learn how ransomware attacks work, and how can you defend against them.

Big paydays and low effort equal the perfect crime for hackers. Because of this, ransomware will continue to evolve and put data and systems at risk. However, one thing that won’t change is the anatomy of a ransomware attack.

Cyber criminals follow these seven steps:

  1. Delivery
  2. Infection
  3. Command and Control Server
  4. Discovery
  5. Lateral Movement and Credential Stealing
  6. Encryption
  7. Ransom

Ransomware is here to stay, but we can defend against it. By understanding the attack process, we can develop defenses to prevent our businesses and employees from becoming victims. Contact us to learn more about how Securance has helped organizations large and small develop effective defenses against ransomware through ransomware readiness assessment.

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