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Ransomware Targets SMBs via RDP Attacks

17
Nov
2017
Ransomware Targets SMBs via RDP Attacks

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A series of ransomware attacks against small-to-medium companies are leveraging Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to infect systems, Sophos reports.

As part of these attacks, the malicious actors abuse a commonly found issue in many business networks: weak passwords. After managing to crack and RDP password, attackers can easily install their malware onto the company’s systems with hopes to collect a ransom payment.

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