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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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Ransomware continues to be a major issue across the globe with 54 percent of organisations surveyed hit in the last year and a further 31 percent expecting to be victims of an attack in the future.
Cybercrooks only have to pay once to get an executable [file] that can generate unlimited ransomware samples,' he added.
While the novel method of spreading ransomware may have worked briefly, the attackers did not take much care to cover their tracks.
The year 2017 will be remembered as the time when such vulnerabilities were exploited to orchestrate large-scale cyber events, including the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks, and high-profile breaches such as at Equifax.
There are many ways that ransomware can be spread, including through botnets, bogus software or misleading advertising leading to malware downloads.
Controlled Folder Access blocks ransomware by limiting what apps can access your personal files.
Ransomware is commonly introduced through email attachments, rogue websites that install software on your system without your consent, "dark web" file-sharing services, or breaches in networks.
The protections provided by these signature-based products continue to lag behind the speed of ransomware attacks, which can impact and spread throughout organizations in a matter of minutes compared to the hours or days it could take a customer to receive a signature update.
Internet-based software provided a new platform for ransomware hackers.
surrounding ransomware attacks and noted the importance of meeting the
CERT has stated that over 23 million emails and messages have been sent with the Locky ransomware attached.