Beating WannaCry And Other Ransomware

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Protect Your Business from Petya, WannaCry and Other 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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What Can I Do?

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What Can I Do?

  1. Immediately bring all computers up to date. Note, patching an already infected computer will not help or stop the malware. If you get infected, turn off your computer immediately and call your IT department.
  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. Make sure you have Advanced Threat Protection applied to all applicable Barracuda products. Since Friday, we’re already seeing a 10x increase in the number of threats blocked with our ATP – reiterating the importance of having this advanced protection across all threat vectors and all Barracuda products.
  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
  • How to detect and block ransomware and other sophisticated attacks
  • 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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How Can Barracuda Help?

Barracuda provides a complete family of solutions that work together to help you detect, prevent, and recover from ransomware attacks.

Detect

Detect ransomware and other advanced threats, using automated online threat scanners (offered at no charge) and advanced, multi-layer detection technologies including sandbox analysis.

Prevent

Prevent them from infecting your systems, thanks to best-of-breed products to secure your network perimeter, email, web traffic, and outward-facing web applications.

Recover

Recover quickly and easily in case attackers are successful, with state-of-the-art backup solutions that leave attackers with nothing, while you get right back to business.