The evolution of ransomware: Get ready for more advanced social engineering tactics

The evolution of ransomware: Get ready for more advanced social engineering tactics

Prepare your company for more sophisticated, complex, and devastating ransomware attacks in 2018, says Avecto COO Andrew Avanessian.

Ransomware became a massive nuisance for enterprises, SMBs, and consumers in 2017—and that threat is not going anywhere in the coming year. TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson spoke with Avecto’s COO Andrew Avanessian to discuss how ransomware will become more complex in 2018.

End users are the easiest thing in the world to dupe into clicking something, Avanessian said. If a hacker can socially engineer a user into using their code, they get control over a network.


Source: TechRepublic