Beware of ransomware hiding in shortcuts


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Although ransomware can be delivered in many ways, crooks have used two main types of payload in recent months: Word documents and JavaScript files.

But there’s another malware-friendly attachment type that is being seen more and more lately: the LNK file, what you probably know as “shortcuts”.

As with other proper practices, we recommend that you be cautious of unsolicited attachments, have an anti-virus installed, and never open LNK files from an email.

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Beware of ransomware hiding in shortcuts

First, documents with macros; then JavaScript files; now the crooks are trying out “infection by shortcut”…


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