Received the following from Em. Complete with legit looking “unsubscribe” links and a cool “Certified Email” seal at the bottom as well. You don’t fool me Ems, I know I never signed up with your marketing email spam. I suspect you bought my email address from an unscrupulous person.
Update 10/2016: firstname.lastname@example.org is now being used for spamming as well
How are you? I hope you are well.
I have the following whitepaper which I think may be of interest to you Ransomware for Beginners
Our report this quarter opens with a discussion of ransomware. The media tends to cover data breaches more often than ransomware incidents, but ransomware presents a growing threat. The FBI estimates that just one ransomware threat, CryptoWall, has so far netted its operators about USD18 million.
Even law enforcement organizations have fallen victim. As the sophistication of the threats and attackers grows, so does the targeting of their operations, to the extent that some attackers specialize in ransoming the local data files of popular online games.
The evolution of these threats follows a pattern we have seen before, becoming more available to more attackers.
Click here to view a free copy: Ransomware for Beginners
Vice President, HiTechTopics