As your trusted IT partner, Gibraltar is alerting you of a new ransomware outbreak that was just announced. The new outbreak is the Petya/NotPetya ransomware which is a modified version of WannaCry. This new version is affecting a large number of countries across the globe, resulting in extensive downtime and loss of revenue.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
What can I do?
If you receive an email message that appears to involve payments, or asks for personal information such as login ID’s or passwords, do not respond.
Do not give out private information, reply to text messages, download or open attachments or click on any links in emails you are not sure they are genuine.
If you are not sure of an email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Gibraltar Helpdesk at 1-866-410-4427 x0.
Ensure that your business has a Business Continuity System in place.
Have a written disaster recovery plan.
Educate employees on proper computer use and social engineering.
Gibraltar is actively monitoring our clients’ environments, and will deploy any new patches or definitions as they are released.
Have questions? Want to learn more about how to protect your network from these types of attacks?