Phobos Ransomware Is Alive and Well, Targeting SMBs and Asking for Ransoms of $19K buy stolen cc, dark web buy cc

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In celebrating its two-year birthday this month, experts take a look at the Phobos ransomware in detail and offer up suggestions on how to avoid infection.
Rather than use this article to cover a story of the mass encryption of some enterprise somewhere, I wanted to stop and take a moment to simply look at some new detail provided by the security researchers over at cybersecurity software vendor Heimdal who recently covered Phobos ransomware in detail .
One of the most notable characteristics of the cybercriminal org behind Phobos is they’ve decided to focus on smaller enterprises (read: the mid-market and smaller) – likely because everyone else is focused on the multi-million-dollar ransoms collected from large enterprises. According to Heimdal, the average ransom demanded as part of an attack on smaller enterprises is $18,755. That’s pretty small in the world of ransomware, but seems appropriate given smaller businesses aren’t exactly flush with cash.
Heimdal makes a few recommendations on how to avoid becoming the next Phobos victim. These include:
This 20-page manual is packed with actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware. You also get a Ransomware Attack Response Checklist and Prevention Checklist. You will learn more about:
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