Another strain of ransomware has been spotted in the wild. According to threatpost, it’s considered worse than the WannaCry outbreak. More details in this article https://threatpost.com/complex-petya-like-ransomware-outbreak-worse-than-wannacry/126561/
Although we are not a cybersecurity firm, we wanted to post a few things you can do to protect yourself and your organization from these extremely malicious attacks that could immediately halt operations and cause irreversible damage.
- For servers located at your business, backup all information on a regular basis and keep that backup offline somewhere like on an external NAS device with no internet connection. If you don’t have a server on-site, services like CrashPlan and Carbonite are great solutions.
- Test your disaster recovery plan- if you have one. In the event that your entire organization is taken down, it’s important to test how you will operate.
- Be careful what you click on. The majority of attacks spread through spam emails that are targeted at top-level employees since they likely have the most access.
- Make sure your computers and devices are updated. Microsoft actually released the patch for WannaCry back in March.
- Purchase and install an advanced anti-virus product, such as Malwarebytes. Most anti-virus/anti-malware companies have a free version, but they don’t have the real-time protection feature.
Please let us know if you would like to schedule a security evaluation or have any questions about how to improve your company’s overall security practices.