Have you ever fallen victim to a ransomware attack? Even felt you may lose everything to these cyber bullies, but then someone extends their hands and says, “We can help you!”
As we know, this past year has been rough on companies threatened by these types of terrorists demanding large amounts of cash or coin to turn over your property.
BlackMatter made one major mistake with their coding. A loophole of sorts, which allowed other cybersecurity experts to take the private material back, without paying them a cent.
Emsisoft, the New Zealand group responsible for discovering the flaw, located multiple victims from the United States, the UK and Europe. The firm was able to return their data. It yet to be confirmed, during last month’s major US infrastructure attack, two agriculture organizations are believed to have recovered their data with the assistance of Emsisoft.
The FBI and CISA are strongly encouraging businesses to do the following to protect themselves from cyberattacks:
- Implement and enforce backup
and restoration policies and
- Use strong, unique passwords.
- Use multi-factor authentication.
- Implement network segmentation
and traversal monitoring.
For more information on how we can help protect you from ransomware attacks, please contact us here.