Ryuk Ransomware in the Age of COVID-19 Coronavirus
Past Ransomware attacks are often great resources for improving protection to better defend against similar strategic attacks. On November 17th last year a massive coordinated ransomware attack besieged 110 nursing homes and acute-care facilities in 45 states. This attack crippled every facility and caused millions in damages.
Companies that are hit by Ryuk Ransomware are typically compromised by the attackers for months in advance of the inevitable malicious encryption of files. The attackers meticulously map out the target’s network and devices to ensure the greatest impact and likelihood of payout. Once your systems are compromised you are breached.
Unfortunately, popular antimalware software do not protect against encryption by ransomware. The current best practices are to back up all data meticulously and recover from those backups in the event of a ransomware attack. This method is very costly, timely, and a significant interruption when it occurs. Many businesses are complete incapacitated until devices are restored.
The best strategies include layers of security, including backup of data, to reduce the likelihood of an initial infection by malware. However, backup is insufficient, our Ransomware Defense is the next step in the evolution of a proper and capable defense against this threat. Now backup is not your defensive strategy but rather a layer in your strategy.
Ransomware Defense has proven to work in concert with our endpoint detection solution to immediately react to ransomware’s rapid encryption to heal the infection and eliminate the downtime inherent to the existing “best practices.” Problem solved!