New Ransomware Infection "Bad Rabbit" Reported Around the World
October 25, 2017
There have been multiple reports of a new ransomware, dubbed "Bad Rabbit," infecting computers in many countries around the world. This suspected variant of Petya ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it.
As always, Herjavec Group advises against paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee that access will be restored. Using unpatched and unsupported software may increase the risk of proliferation of cybersecurity threats, such as ransomware.
We encourage users and administrators to review US-CERT Alerts TA16-181A and TA17-132A that describe these recent ransomware events. Please report ransomware incidents to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Herjavec Group will provide updated information as it becomes available. For more information, please contact a security specialist today.
If you have questions or concerns, please connect with a Herjavec Group security specialist.
Herjavec Group circulates US – CERT advisories as this notification warrants attention and may have significance to your Enterprise network environment. If the following advisory is applicable to your environment, Herjavec Group recommends your IT team review the technical details included and monitor your environment for any susceptible systems. Herjavec Group’s analysts are working with applicable vendor partners to apply detection and mitigation strategies where appropriate. For Managed Services customers, our Managed Services team will engage with the appropriate technical contacts in your respective organizations directly to provide alerts, escalations, actions and or reports based our service agreement with you. If you have questions or concerns, please engage your Herjavec Group account representative directly or contact Herjavec Group.
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