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Ransomware encounters on enterprise endpoints

Averting ransomware epidemics in corporate networks with Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft security researchers continue to observe ransomware campaigns blanketing the market and indiscriminately hitting potential targets. Unsurprisingly, these campaigns also continue to use email and the web as primary delivery mechanisms. Also, it appears that most corporate victims are simply ... continue reading
Email message masquerading as a fax but carrying TrojanDownloader:JS/Crimace.A as attachment

Fake fax ushers in revival of a ransomware family

"Criminal case against you" is a message that may understandably cause panic. That’s what a recent spam campaign hopes happens, increasing the likelihood of recipients opening the malicious attachment. We recently discovered a new threat that uses email messages pretending ... continue reading

No payment necessary: Fighting back against ransomware

Any IT professional who’s ever had an experience with malware knows how fast an intrusive attack can happen, and how difficult it can be to educate employees to be vigilant against such threats. And with ransomware attacks only growing, having ... continue reading
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How to Simplify Device & Apps Management using Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune provides mobile device management, mobile application management and PC management capabilities from the cloud. Join Lex Thomas as he welcomes Ilya Beynenson to the show as they discuss the many benefits Intune can bring to an IT organization’s ... continue reading
The graph shows that Locky machine encounters has recently been low

The new .LNK between spam and Locky infection

Just when it seems the Ransom:Win32/Locky activity has slowed down, our continuous monitoring of the ransomware family reveals a new workaround that the authors might be using to keep it going. The decline in Locky activity can be attributed to ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2016: Credential Theft Mitigation Features

Lex Thomas welcomes back Brantley Whitley to the show as they discuss the new Credential Theft Mitigation Features found in Windows Server 2016. Learn how you can use the new Active Directory Domain Services features to improve your organization’s ability ... continue reading
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AppLocker: Another Layer in the Defense in Depth Against Malware

Ransomware has been getting a lot of attention. There have been several high profile attacks in the press over the past few months and Understanding the Risk is important. If people don't understand the risk, changes won't be made. To ... continue reading