Ok, not just yet this type of ransomware strain is not in the wild at the moment but what if your cloud based email appeared to be a call to action. A smart social engineering tactic to trick the user to give the bad guys access to their cloud email account, with the ruse of a “new Microsoft anti-spam service”.
Once your employee clicks “accept” to use this service, it’s game over: all email and attachments are encrypted real-time! The ransomcloud attack will work for any cloud email provider that allows an application giving control over the email via oauth. With Google it will work if you get the app past their verification process. Outlook365 doesn’t verify the app at this point so its much easier.
“Stop, Look and Think before you click on any link in an email that could potentially give the bad guys access to your data.” Please watch the video so you can get an idea of what is pending in the darkness so your prepared and protected.
This year be watchful we are all at risk, what is on the horizon is going to impact your business and personal finances. For more information and training give my team a call for a consultation. Think Before You Click!
Tina Louise Penn www.cloudplusservices.com 888.871.6584