New Global Ransomware

New Global Ransomware

I know – you really don’t want to hear about another new global ransomware. You’re probably becoming de-sensitized to the entire ransomware crisis. Perhaps that’s exactly what the bad guys hope – that we let down our guard and stop doing everything we can to prevent the next new global ransomware from erupting.

Meet Scarab – the new global ransomware out of the UK, making its way around the world through email links. You’d think that by now we’d know NEVER to open an email from someone we don’t know, and certainly never ever to click on a link from an unknown source.

As business owners, you must provide this message to your staff as a first level of protection against malware and ransomware. As an added layer of defense, consider automated cyber software awareness programs to train your staff on exactly how to ID scam emails. NoWorriesIT offers this type of automated training programming as well as a seminar entitled “How to Spot a Phishing Attacks” for our larger Managed Services clients.

The following link will provide the gruesome and slightly technical details about this new global ransomware; however what business owners need to know is that it is vital to maintain up-to-date backups, as stated in the article:

https://thehackernews.com/2017/11/necrus-scarab-ransomware.html

When was the last time you tested your backup to insure that it was working the way you expected? This is all part of a regular IT Managed Services plan and we make sure that your backup is there when you need it! NoWorriesIT at 410-751-7650

 

About The Author

Jean Burgess, Marketing Manager

Jean Burgess, Marketing Manager

Jean Burgess is Marketing Manager for NoWorriesIT, where she is continually surrounded by techno-speak and computer gear throughout the day. From Jean’s desire to understand this alien world of Cloud Computing, Remote Monitoring and Management, Data Backup and Disaster Recovery, and Network Security sprang this blog -Thoughts From A Wannabe Techno Geek. Her goal: to be a liaison between the knowledgeable NoWorriesIT system engineers and the small business reader in an entertaining and informative manner.

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