Astaroth is a fileless malware campaign that spammed users with links to a .LNK shortcut file. When users downloaded the file, a WMIC tool was launched, along with a number of other legitimate Windows tools. These tools downloaded additional code that was executed only in memory, leaving no evidence that could be detected by vulnerability scanners. Then the attacker downloaded and ran a Trojan that stole credentials and uploaded them to a remote server.
We have resumed accepting in person applications (WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PAPER APPLICATIONS) via automated kiosks in the Office but wait times may be longer than usual. Permit applications will not be accepted after 4:00 PM via kiosks. $20.00 payment must be in the form of cash or money order or you have the option to pay by credit card. You will not receive your permit the same day and you will need to make a second visit to our Office in order to receive your permit. It is strongly suggested that you use the above link when applying for your permit. Using the on-line service from your computer or smart phone will require only one visit to the Office.
One of these is phishing emails. A malicious email may contain a link to a website hosting a malicious download or an attachment that has downloader functionality built in. If the email recipient falls for the phish, then the ransomware is downloaded and executed on their computer. 2b1af7f3a8