ALERT: Worldwide Ransomware Attack Underway

A new strain of ransomware called Bad Rabbit has hit multiple organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and now the United States. Bad Rabbit is a variant of the NotPetya ransomware. The attack froze computer systems in several European countries prompting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue an alert. Security firm KnowBe4 says that the outbreak appears to have originated using […]

Criminals Attack On A Global Scale

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, a second global ransomware attack is underway affecting the countries of Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the United States so far. Here are some facts about the latest attack: Attackers are using multiple attack vectors to spread the virus, such as: ETERNALBLUE, ETERNALROMANCE, and the PsExec command line utility. The ransomware, known […]

Security Alert: Ransomware That Encrypts System Files

We should have seen this coming—ransomware that breaks your Operating System! ZDNet reports that a strain of ransomware called Petya that once contracted, replaces the Master Boot Record (MBR) with a malicious loader forcing a system restart that loads the virus instead of the Operating System. After the restart, the PC runs a fake CHKDSK scan, encrypting the Master […]