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Ransomware Attack

Ransomware warning: Cyber criminals are mailing out USB drives that install malware.


Don't insert USB drives from unknown sources, even if they're addressed to you in the post.


A cybercrime group has been mailing out USB thumb drives in the hope that recipients will plug them into their PCs and install ransomware on their networks.


The USB drives contain so-called 'BadUSB' attacks. They were sent in the mail claimed to be a COVID-19 warning. Other malicious USBs were sent in the post with a gift card claiming to be from Amazon.


BadUSB allows an attacker to reprogram a USB drive to, for example, emulate a keyboard to create keystrokes and commands on a computer, install malware prior to the operating system booting, or to spoof a network card and redirect traffic. 


Make sure you have the latest security on your devices and a current and tested backup solution.


Contact Spicy Support if you would like a review of your IT systems.


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