Published on 11-10-2017
Our Information Security Officer, Daniel Burgins, is regularly sharing articles about a widespread or emerging information security risk with our staff. He explains what the threat is, how to recognize it, and steps we can take to minimize our risk both at Coastal and at home. We thought the information was so helpful that we wanted to share with you, our readers. In this first installment, he explored Bad Rabbit Attacks.
One of the most recent Cyber security attacks is referred to as “Bad Rabbit”. Bad Rabbit is the latest ransomware attack that has currently compromised systems across Eastern Europe. Moscow’s cybersecurity firm has also reported that a number of major media companies were affected by this attack.
Security professionals are researching to determine if this attack originated from previous ransomware attacks such as Wannacry and NotPetya. There have not been any confirmed reports of infiltration from US organizations.
In order to protect your own sensitive data, don’t click on unknown and unauthorized websites. Also, don’t download unauthorized software to your computer. When in doubt, just don’t do anything. If you have any doubts, seek an experience computer professional to assist you.