Dameon Welch Abernathy

Ransomware like Bad Rabbit Can Be Prevented

Discussion created by Dameon Welch Abernathy Employee on Oct 30, 2017

Every 40 seconds another company is hit by ransomware. When you hear the word ransom, you are probably imagining magazine letter clippings in a note, much like the Joker from Batman. Unfortunately, ransomware attacks are less action-packed and more maliciously debilitating than what you see in the movies. The destructive potential of ransomware is making headway to a PC or mobile device near you.

 

Ransomware is now a commonly used tool, typically carried out using Trojans disguised as legitimate files, where users are bamboozled into downloading or opening a file. In the case of WannaCry and NotPetya infections, a worm was used between computers without the user directly opening a malicious file.

 

Despite what you might think, you can protect yourself from being infected by ransomware. Being a victim is optional, not predetermined. Despite its destructive potential, you can still prevent an infection with Anti-Ransomware solutions.

 

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From Check Point's Blog: Bad Rabbit – A New Ransomware Outbreak Targeting Ukraine and Russia

From Check Point Research: Bad Rabbit: The Full Research Investigation - Check Point Research 

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