Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1940 Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails
When your antivirus fails to block ransomware, Windows 10 still can stop it becoming a major outbreak on the corporate network, according to Microsoft.

It argues that ransomware is one more reason organizations need to move to Windows 10 enterprise, whose built-in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can nip ransomware breaches in the bud before they become a nightmare, even if desktop antimalware happens to miss a single instance.

The company has presented new research into the Cerber family of file-encryptors, which dominated ransomware encounters on enterprise end-points between December 16 and January 15, and how Windows Defender ATP countered the threat.
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