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Beware of “Ransomware system update” emails!

Help Net Security

Zeljka Zorz

Emails referencing the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and looking like they’ve been sent from the corporate IT help desk have been hitting employees’ inboxes and asking them to download and run a “ransomware system update.”

“Phishers excel at leveraging current events and other cyber-attacks to create urgency in their communications. In this case, no doubt many recipients wanted to ‘do the right thing and help out the IT team’ by...

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