Can anyone explain some of the most common means that ransomware actually makes its way onto a computer network (with some detail and maybe examples or scenarios).
I’m not looking for an overly technical explanation but the answers I’ve read online are ridiculously basic and don’t really paint a good picture of how this happens (I.e. “some method of social engineering in which a suspicious link is clicked or an attachment is opened”)
How does this actually play out? Are login credentials stolen? Can your network really be infected with malware by just clicking on a link? Do you have to download and run an executable?
I’m trying to spread awareness about it but it would be nice to have some more to go on when explaining.
I hope this doesn’t violate the “fundamental” security post” or “low effort” rules but I would truly appreciate some insight from the experts on here as opposed to the cut and paste results that are all over Google. Thanks.