Next-Gen Ransomware Packs a ‘Human’ Punch, Microsoft Warns


Researchers are warning that “human operated” ransomware campaigns are growing more sophisticated, adopting new infection tactics and lateral movement techniques that traditional defense teams aren’t equipped to handle.

Researchers said that “auto-spreading” ransomware – like WannaCry and NotPetya – are making headlines due to the crippling downtimes that these attacks cause. However, “human operated” ransomware – like REvil, Bitpaymer, and Ryuk – are adopting new techniques that are enabling them to operate unfettered in networks.

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Source: ThreatPost