Overcoming Petya

It’s time to get serious about ransomware and cyber security.

Petya, a malicious ransomware strain, was found just two weeks after the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected critical machines around the world. The ransomware originated in the Ukraine and started as a ransomware software application that delivered attacks at large scale. Most attacks have been focused around the Ukrainian government and information infrastructures, but quickly spread throughout Eastern Europe and its many industries. However, unlike WannaCry, Petya works to deleting master boot records (MBR) and encrypting the master file table (MFT), effectively making all files on the hard drive unrecoverable.

Reinforcing the cybersecurity of an organization’s information technology is critical to mitigate and protect against massive future cyberattacks like Petya and WannaCry. Research by Armor forecasts a continued growth in ransomware and similar attacks, because of their effectiveness in reaching large targets. Learn more about the Petya and attacks and what your organization can do to better protect your data with our, “Overcoming Petya” webinar.

Cybercriminals are targeting the online #payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries to include #education, #healthcare and commercial airway transportation. These attacks use #phishing emails to steal employee login credentials.
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In many ways, patch management is like going around your house before bedtime, making sure all doors and windows are locked. You’re looking for vulnerabilities that allow adversaries into your system. Learn more about patch management in our latest #blog: https://t.co/V9CMOEBHt6

It is no secret criminals follow the money. During the past several months, that adage has taken a very literal turn, as a series of cyberattacks targeting payroll departments and payroll services has transpired. Learn more:
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