Tuesday May 10, 2016

Congressional IT Desk Warns Representatives Of Ransomware Threats

I guess if you were targeting a group for ransomware attacks, congress would be the perfect group. The average age of members of congress is something like 60 years old, I'm surprised scammers are using all the senior citizen scareware stuff on them too.

"When a user clicks on the link in the attack e-mail," the technology service desk helpfully explains to the nation's less-than-savvy Congresspeople, "the malware encrypts all files on that computer, including shared files, making them unusable until a 'ransom' is paid. The recent attacks have focused on using .js files attached as zip files to e-mail that appear to come from known senders."