Steven Malone commented on the “Bad Rabbit” ransomware attack


Ransomware season is open again as yet another new strain, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is reported to be spreading fast.  Initial analysis shows this to be another variant of ExPetr/Petya, the malware that affected businesses globally just a few months ago and which uses the same SMB flaws to spread laterally once inside a network. As businesses in Russia and Ukraine report infections, global companies must look inward and ask themselves – ‘Have I done enough?  Did we patch our systems after Petya? Have we shored up our perimeter web and email defences?’ History tells us the answer to these questions is very likely no, so once again, brace for further widespread outbreaks