That has been how it has been in many cases in the past. That is why it’s important to limit what permissions users have to network shares as there were some ransomware that would actively scan for shares and attempt to use the local creds and establish a mapping to those remote shares to encrypt them even while not mapped previously. Backups will be key to survivability with limited interruption.

Steven J. DeZalia
Tech Services
SVSU Technology Services
Mt. Anthony Union High School
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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Leslie, Ben
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:53 AM
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Subject: Ransomware, encryption, mapped drives and redirected home folders.

While I'm fairly educated about ransomware, I've been asking myself what would happen to network mapped drives or users redirected "home" folders to a network server?

Would the mapped drives and redirected folders get encrypted, would the entire network volume get encrypted, or does most ransomware just target local folders?

Ben Leslie
Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
P: 802-375-2589 ext. 144
P: 802-375-6409


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