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Three Lessons from a Recent MegaCortex Ransomware Phishing Attack

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The MegaCortex strain of ransomware has been used in criminal campaigns targeting businesses as opposed to private individuals. The QuickBooks cloud-hosting firm iNSYNQ, has sustained such an attack, and their infection, response, and recovery makes an instructive story. KrebsOnSecurity has an account of the incident. It apparently began when a member of the company’s sales staff fell for a phishing email on or around July 6th.