SamSam Ransomware variant – December 3, 2018

Preface:

The Department of Homeland Security urge the world and United state staying alert of new wave of cyber attack.

Technical details:
SamSam ransomware is a custom infection used in targeted attacks, often deployed using a wide range of exploits or brute-force tactics. Most likely the goal of the action is interfere the society stability. It can widespread impact on political stability.

Recommendations:
1. Maintain up-to-date antivirus signatures and engines.
2. Keep operating system patches up-to-date.
3. Disable File and Printer sharing services.
4. Monitor users’ web browsing habits; restrict access to sites with unfavorable content.
5. Enforce Awareness training.

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