Beating WannaCry And Other Ransomware

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Schützen Sie Ihr Unternehmen vor Petya, WannaCry und anderer Ransomware

What are the Petya and WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry ransomware virus screenshot

Petya / NotPetya, WannaCry, and WannaCry2 are massive global ransomware attacks that are affecting Windows machines that have not been patched to fix the EternalBlue vulnerability.

While they both operate slightly differently as ransomware, what is very disturbing is that they both spread from machine to vulnerable machine. Past versions relied on the end user taking an action--downloading it from the web, clicking on a link in an email, or clicking on a malicious attachment. Petya and WannaCry only needs to be detonated once before they start to spread virally.

WannaCry ransomware virus screenshot

On Demand: Anatomy of a Hack: Dissecting Petya/NotPetya

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Was kann ich tun?

Two IT experts working with Barracuda product

Was kann ich tun?

  1. Bringen Sie alle Computer sofort auf den neuesten Stand. Beachten Sie, dass das Patchen eines bereits infizierten Computers weder hilft noch die Malware stoppt. Wenn Sie infiziert werden, schalten Sie Ihren Computer sofort aus und rufen Sie Ihre IT-Abteilung an.
  2. Same basic rules apply as with any email threat. Watch what you click on or download, do not assume anything.
  3. Backup your files immediately – not on a shared folder because ransomware can and will encrypt shared folders. You need a time machine type backup that provides incremental backups and has an air gap that will protect files from being encrypted.
  4. Confirm that you’re subscribed to the latest Barracuda Energize Updates – always keep your systems up to date.
  5. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie Advanced Threat Protection auf alle entsprechenden Barracuda-Produkte angewendet haben. Seit Freitag ist die Zahl der mit unserem ATP blockierten Bedrohungen bereits um das Zehnfache gestiegen – ein Beleg dafür, wie wichtig dieser fortschrittliche Schutz für alle Bedrohungsvektoren und alle Barracuda-Produkte ist.
  6. If you’re not a Barracuda customer, let’s talk!

Get the Inside Scoop on WannaCry

In May, we ran a series of special webinars to give insights to help you understand and effectively combat WannaCry and other new, sophisticated ransomware variants. We want to be sure that everyone has the chance to learn – so we recorded it. You will learn:

  • What makes WannaCry and other new ransomware variants especially nasty
  • Wie Sie Ransomware und andere ausgeklügelte Angriffe erkennen und blockieren
  • Why a strong backup strategy is the ultimate ransomware countermeasure

In the recording we’ll also show you why today's evasive, polymorphic threats demand an advanced approach to threat detection that spans all vectors into your network.

On Demand: Learn to Secure Your Network Against Ransomware Like “WannaCry”

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