New Ransomware in the wild


It should be obvious to all that hackers and cybercriminals are becoming more innovative and stealthy seemingly every day. New forms of cybercrime are regularly discovered, and, no surprise here, the cyber criminal’s techniques are more clandestine, coming with a myriad of attack vectors with low detection rates.
I read an article in The Hacker News regarding a new fileless ransomware with code injection ability. The article went into detail about the ransomware and how it infected enterprise servers and endpoints. The most important part of the article for me, though, was the section entitled “Ways to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks”. The entire article is here.
The three most important items on the list of to-dos for the SMB owner, or town admin organization were:

1. Keeping your system and network up-to-date.
2. Backing up your data regularly.
3. Adopting a cyber security-aware workforce.

If you haven’t gotten started on this yet, or have but feel you could protect yourself better with professional help, call the Network Division at 2-Way Communications Services (800-441-6288 x1746). Their remote manages services and security awareness training will help keep your organization’s network safe.

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