Picture this: It’s a normal day of working from home as usual since the COVID-19 outbreak. After that satisfying cup of coffee, you log in.
But something is wrong.
No matter how many times you click, your files don’t open. Your screen is frozen and refuses to budge. And then, you see one of the worst nightmares any IT admin can imagine:
“Oops, your files have been encrypted. But don’t worry, we haven’t deleted them yet. You have 24 hours to pay the ransom amount and get the decryption key.”
Your organization has fallen victim to a ransomware attack.
Ransomware is a deadly trap. Did you know that ransomware attacks have grown by 435% since 2019?
The recent Mamba ransomware attacks have wreaked havoc in businesses across the globe, targeting local governments; transportation agencies; legal and technology services; industrial, commercial, and manufacturing services; and more. The FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security have even raised a high-level warning against Mamba ransomware attacks.
Another recently discovered malware, RedXOR, is a backdoor, meaning once it enters your network, it erases its trail and uses the same path to re-enter your network without raising any alarm. RedXOR targets Linux systems, specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6. Although RHEL 6 has been designated as in its end-of-life status, many Linux users are still using it.
So, if RedXOR only targets Linux systems, why should businesses that use Windows or macOS worry about it?
Well, here’s the catch. Malware can spread laterally, so if it breaches just one Linux device, it can spread to other devices in your network irrespective of whether they run on Windows, macOS, or Linux.
As malware mutates to become more intelligent and devastating with each passing day, pushing your IT security to new heights is crucial to combat it.
In our free webinar, Be ahead of the game: What to expect from the ever-evolving malware attacks, our cybersecurity expert will address:
What loopholes malware like RedXOR and Mamba leverages to breach your devices.
How malware can spread laterally to your entire Windows, MacOS, or Linux IT environment.
Proactive measures you can take to prevent malware attacks like RedXOR and Mamba.
Safeguarding your IT environment with an advanced defense strategy.
Register here, and we’ll share a recording of the webinar for you to watch when you’re available.
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