CERT-In alerts user against ‘Egregor’ ransomware attacks

CERT-In or Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has alerted users against the malicious spread of ransomware virus ‘Egregor’. “Initial infection vector and propagation mechanism is still unknown, it is anticipated that Egregor ransomware may infiltrate via spam email attachments or maliciously link shared via email/instant messaging chats,” the agency said. CERT-In advised against paying the ransom as this doesn’t guarantee the release of files.

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