Additional information about Ransomware threats

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This article contains links to additional information about the Ransomware type of threats, prepared by Symantec Security Response.

 

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Trojan.Ransomlock is not a detection for one single threat, or variants of one single threat. It is the detection name for a full class of malware - one that has become increasingly common the past several years. there are several hundred write-ups for distinct variants.  With new Ransomware malware discovered on a daily basis, end-user education is an important part of the protection. The videos and other resources below are aimed to help users recognize this set of threats.

 

Ransomware protection and removal:

Hardening Your Environment Against Ransomware

Support Perspective: W97M.Downloader Battle Plan

Ransomware protection and removal with Symantec Endpoint Protection

Ransomware Do's and Dont's: Protecting Critical Data

Ransomware Is Not Just About Malware: Your Response Shouldn’t Be Either

Don't Pay That Ransom: Fighting Ransomware In A New Threat Landscape

Video: Protect against Ransomware with Symantec Endpoint Protection

 

Security Response Ransomware Removal Videos:

 

Remove FBI Moneypak Virus: Free Virus Removal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dKBXeoLIFo

Remove ICE Cybercrime Center Virus: Advanced Ransomware Removal Using Safe Mode Command Prompt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDP-ryogi6U

Remove Cyber Crime Virus For Free: Advanced ICE Ransomware Removal Using Windows Preboot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_7wUXzhRD8

Remove Department of Justice Virus: Free Virus Removal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpXRTlRn1X8

 

General information:

Special Report: Ransomware and Businesses 2016

https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/report-organizations-must-respond-increasing-threat-ransomware  

The evolution of ransomware

http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/the-evolution-of-ransomware.pdf

Ransomware: How to stay safe

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ransomware-how-stay-safe

Ransomcrypt: A Thriving Menace
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ransomcrypt-thriving-menace 

Ransomware - A Growing Menace (3-minute video introduction to Ransomware)
http://www.symantec.com/tv/products/details.jsp?vid=1954285164001

Ransomware: A Growing Menace (whitepaper)
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ransomware-growing-menace

Ransomware on the rise: Norton tips on how to prevent getting infected.
http://ie.norton.com/ransomware/article

Ransomware: How to Earn $33,000 Daily
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/ransomware-how-earn-33000-daily

Cryptolocker Alert: Millions in the UK Targeted in Mass Spam Campaign
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/cryptolocker-alert-millions-uk-targeted-mass-spam-campaign

Cryptolocker Q&A: Menace of the Year
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/cryptolocker-qa-menace-year

Massive Malvertising Campaign Leads to Browser-Locking Ransomware
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/massive-malvertising-campaign-leads-browser-locking-ransomware

First Response to: Cryptolocker \ Ransomcrypt\ Encryptor
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/first-response-cryptolocker-ransomcrypt-encryptor

 

Norton Ransomware landing page:

http://us.norton.com/ransomware

 

Connect forum:

Recovering Ransomlocked Files Using Built-In Windows Tools
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/recovering-ransomlocked-files-using-built-windows-tools

CryptoLocker/CryptoDefense Defenses . . .

The dawn of ransomware: How ransomware could move to wearable devices
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/dawn-ransomwear-how-ransomware-could-move-wearable-devices

Trojan.Cryptolocker.B
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2013-122312-5826-99

The Day After: Necessary Steps after a Virus Outbreak