In what is becoming more and more common these days, organizations across Eastern Europe are reporting that they have fallen victim to a new ransomware attack being dubbed “Bad Rabbit”.
While at the moment, Bad Rabbit is not nearly as wide spread as previous attacks like WannaCry or Petya, it still poses a potential threat. Bad Rabbit is a new strain of the popular Petya ransomware, but it is not subtle: those unfortunate enough to fall victim to the attack quickly realized what had happened when they were presented with a ransom note telling them that their files are “no longer accessible” and that “no one will be able to recover them without our decryption service”.
At this stage, it is still unknown if it is possible to decrypt files that have been locked by Bad Rabbit without giving in and paying the ransom. However, as is the case with all ransomware, those who fall victim should not pay the fee, as it will only encourage the growth of ransomware. A number of security vendors say their products protect against Bad Rabbit, but for those who want to be sure that they do not potentially fall victim to the attack, consulting with an IT professional is the best choice. Call us today and we can help protect your computers and network from these types of attacks.
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