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How to protect your RDP access from ransomware attacks | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
You didn't really think that the ransomware wave was coming to an end, did you? You'd be tempted to think so, given the decline in reports about massive ransomware campaigns. But this relative radio silence may be due to some recent developments in the field. Ransomware attacks are getting more targeted to be more effective. And one of the primary attack vectors is the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Remote desktop is exactly what the name implies, an option to remotely control a PC. And with the currently-available software, it almost feels as if you were actually sitting behind that PC—which is what makes it so dangerous. Typical scenario Through social engineering or brute force attacks, threat actors get ahold of login credentials for a remote desktop. By using this access, they can deploy specialized tools to: Elevate their privileges (when needed) Leave backdoors for future use Gain control over wider parts of the infiltrated network Deploy the ransomware and leave payment