Throughout 2021-2022, ransomware continues to be one of the dominant trends in the cyber threat landscape, illustrated by the increasing sophistication of intrusions and a rapidly growing number of ransomware affiliates. Cybersecurity researchers warn of the ongoing malicious campaigns, which target Windows users and distribute Magniber ransomware disguised as software updates.
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As Magniber ransomware mitigation measures, cyber defenders recommend leveraging admin accounts for home users only in the case of utmost necessity, downloading software and its updates only from legitimate and trusted web resources, and continuously backing up user data to ensure proper system protection and data security.
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