We have created this emergency ransomware template mail so that you can use it to inform your users about a possible breach within seconds.
Feel free to use this template, customize it, adjust it, and do whatever you want to make your environment more prepared for a potential ransomware attack.
This post is part of the bigger post ‘How companies get infected by ransomware’.
The Emergency ransomware template mail
The company has been targeted by a ransomware attack. This attack focusses on locking out access to files or complete devices. You have received this email as a warning to take extra care when opening email attachments or downloaded files from the internet.
The email that we have identified as a ransomware attack contained the following properties:
Title: Invoice FedEx 21314
Attachment name: invoice.rar
Sender: [email protected]
Please do keep in mind that the above is just one of the thousands of ransomware emails that are being send out hourly.
If you do not trust an email – you can take the following actions:
- Ask your colleague to take a look and help you to identify if it is legitimate or not
- Ask me (your system administrator / cyber security officer)
- Call the person that has send you that email to verify that it is legitimate
- Move it to a special folder which contains these types of emails and respond to them when you have a couple of people helping you.
If you have any questions, then do not hesitate to inform your manager – so he can group all the questions and send them out to me.