Microsoft releases guidance on blocking ransomware attacks

Bleeping Computer

Sergiu Gatlan

Microsoft warned today of ongoing human-operated ransomware campaigns targeting healthcare organizations and critical services, and shared tips on how to block new breaches by patching vulnerable internet-facing systems.

Many such attacks start with the human operators first exploiting vulnerabilities found in internet-facing network devices or by brute-forcing RDP servers and then deploying the ransomware payloads.

For instance, Pulse VPN devices have been targeted by threat actors in the past, with one such vulnerable device thought to be...

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