#CyberLatest - Bad Rabbit on the Loose

There's a new cyber attack in town - and it's set to cause plenty of disruption as we head towards one of the busiest times of year for businesses and consumers alike. Enter 'Bad Rabbit', the latest form of ransomware to hit businesses across Europe and Russia.

Bad Rabbit infiltrates company networks posing as an Adobe Flash update, tricking users into downloading the virus. From there it can spread and lock out an entire network in a matter of minutes, depending on the quality of that network's security measures. and airgapping. 

 Bad Rabbit, the latest ransomware from the authors of NotPetya, locks users out of their computers and demands a ransom paid in anonymous cryptocurrency Bitcoin

Bad Rabbit, the latest ransomware from the authors of NotPetya, locks users out of their computers and demands a ransom paid in anonymous cryptocurrency Bitcoin

Adobe Flash is one of the 5 most commonly exploited applications (dubbed 'The Dangerous 5' by MSP giant Solarwinds) and users should take extra care when using or updating it. AAG always recommend checking updates and downloads with an IT admin or your IT service desk before proceeding to avoid these types of viruses getting into your computer network.

With the chaos of WannaCry still fresh in many people's minds, the news of Bad Rabbit is understandably causing UK businesses to begin a thorough review of their company's security and education policies. 

If you would like to arrange a complimentary Cyber Security seminar for your staff, or to discuss an audit of your company's network and user security measures, please contact us on 0114 399 0995 or email info@aag-it.com.