Updated Ransomware Simulator Now With 23 Latest Infection Scenarios

KnowBe4 Ransomware SimulatorAs ransomware techniques continue to evolve, two new ransomware strains, DearCry and Black Kingdom, were blamed for the huge Microsoft Exchange server attacks earlier this year, which affected hundreds of thousands of organizations globally. The hackers used these attacks to siphon email and compromise environments.

Whether your organization runs Exchange or receives emails from organizations that use Exchange servers, the risk has just skyrocketed. That’s why we've updated our Ransomware Simulator tool “RanSim” to add another two new ransomware scenarios you can test on your network! These new scenarios simulate ransomware strains like DearCry and Black Kingdom that exploit known ProxyLogon vulnerabilities in Exchange, encrypting copies of attacked files and deleting the originals.

Try KnowBe4’s updated Ransomware Simulator tool and get a quick look at the effectiveness of your existing network protection against the latest threats. RanSim will simulate 22 ransomware infection scenarios and 1 cryptomining infection scenario to show you if a workstation is vulnerable to infection.

“We created RanSim as a simple way for IT professionals to test their organization’s level of vulnerability as cybercriminals are constantly coming out with new strains and versions of ransomware,” said Stu Sjouwerman, chief executive officer, KnowBe4. “Ransomware attacks do not discriminate – small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises are all at risk and need to do what they can to protect themselves. We are distributing RanSim free of charge to help IT managers identify weaknesses in their networks, put stronger defense-in-depth strategies in place and stop the spread of ransomware.”

See how RanSim works:


This is complimentary and will take you no more than five minutes. RanSim may give you some insights about your endpoint security you never expected!

Free Ransomware Simulator Tool

Threat actors are constantly coming out with new strains to evade detection. Is your network effective in blocking all of them when employees fall for social engineering attacks?

KnowBe4’s "RanSim" gives you a quick look at the effectiveness of your existing network protection. RanSim will simulate 24 ransomware infection scenarios and 1 cryptomining infection scenario and show you if a workstation is vulnerable.

RansIm-Monitor3Here's how it works:

  • 100% harmless simulation of real ransomware and cryptomining infections
  • Does not use any of your own files
  • Tests 25 types of infection scenarios
  • Just download the install and run it 
  • Results in a few minutes!

Get RanSim!

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Topics: Ransomware, KnowBe4

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