CERT.be published a whitepaper about Ransomware. This whitepaper is a summary of open source information concerning cryptoware.
With new versions of ransomware appearing every week, it is becoming more and more important to learn how to prevent and deal with these attacks. This document intends to inform the Belgian public and private sector about common proactive and reactive measures.
It begins by defining ransomware and the different ways in which one can become affected. It will then detail preventive measures that can be deployed on the different parts of the network. Finally, it will list actions that can be taken when already infected.