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Friday, July 01, 2022

Microsoft AI Spots Ransomware?

 Have not heard much of this elsewhere.

How Microsoft's AI spots ransomware attacks before they even get started   in ZDNet

Microsoft is targeting human-operated ransomware operations.

Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributor

Microsoft has revealed how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are used in the fight against ransomware. 

Ransomware is one of today's most prolific and vicious digital threats. Ransomware families including Locky, WannaCry, NotPetya, and Cerber plague consumers and businesses alike, locking up infected systems and demanding payment in return for decryption keys, which may or may not return access to encrypted files. 

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Ransomware as a service (RaaS) is also now a standalone and popular criminal business. Operators can purchase access to ransomware for use in their campaigns, whether they are targeting the general public en masse or going after 'Big Game' enterprise companies. 

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According to Microsoft's 365 Defender Research Team, human-operated ransomware campaigns are complex and multi-faceted, which can make early detection very difficult to achieve – especially as the campaigns continue to evolve.   ... ' 

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