Did you know that viruses, ransomware, spyware, and trojans are all categorized as types of malware? Having been around for decades, these cyber threats have grown both in number and intensity. Needless to say, it pays to know how each of them works as well as how to protect your business.
The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history.
This new version of the Petya ransomware is spreading rapidly, affecting organizations, businesses, and end users, turning into an outbreak reminiscent of the one caused by WannaCry. It has already impacted many organizations, both large and small.
The attackers are distributing the ransomware, dubbed Petya, via a malicious email campaign targeting human resource departments.
WannaCry is one of the few malware campaigns to become a household name. It’s educated countless people on the reality of ransomware and the vulnerability of their data. If you’re still worried about whether you’re at risk, we’ve collected everything you need to know right here.
At this point, everyone has probably heard the term “zero-day” exploit or virus. But what does it actually mean? A zero-day exploit is a flaw in an operating system or software that no one has discovered yet. This means that there aren’t patches or ways to stop the virus once it has been released. Most brand-new ransomware, viruses or malware fall under this category.
Although a ransomware infection might feel targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, but the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, always check these lists for free decryptors first.