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Don’t Click Open On That Attachment Quickly!

July 5th, 2017 by Christopher. Posted in Advise from the Pros, Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Ransomware.

The enemies behind ransomware plan to attack your computer by your willingness to open any attachment that comes via your e-mail system; however, you need to learn ways to protect your business by training your users not to quickly hit “Open” on any attachment.


What to Look For: Ransomware Attachments

Sometimes ransomware attackers can use your friend’s e-mail address or computer to spoof their e-mail information and send you attachments that seem legitimate. The common enemy uses Compressed ZIP files with attachments inside to try and hide the communication of viruses.

Some other common methods are PDF files or Word documents that contain GUIDs (Unique Identifiers) that do not make sense on the attachment you are receiving. The reason some of these attachments use GUIDs is because their own ransomware code is generating random junk for the attachment name enticing the user to click on it because the user would not know what is attached.

How to Secure My Company’s E-mail

Kahnnect IT offers several firewall applications to protect your e-mail from ransomware, viruses, malware, and junk e-mail from reaching your mailbox. Some of our services include Proofpoint and several other private server appliance solutions or cloud-based e-mail firewalls to ensure the safety of your company’s e-mail systems.

How to Train My Users

Kahnnect IT can help provide its clients on guidance on how to train users, current and future, on clicking e-mail attachments. We can help ensure that they are receiving legitimate e-mails and only clicking on attachments they expect and are from the verified senders. One key thing is to always check the originating e-mail address, not the name of the sender, to make sure the attachment is not coming from another place on the Internet.

Call for Action

Contact Kahnnect IT today to learn how to train your users, update your computers, and to prepare for future ransomware attacks.


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