This ransomware is no longer being distributed, so you’re unlikely to be hit by it unless a new variant comes about, or the associated infrastructure fires back up. Yet it’s still hitting headlines. Why? For one, Bad Rabbit was much more sophisticated in its branding, aesthetics, and use of quirky references than most ransomware attacks we see day-to-day. What’s more, ransomware is big news and media outlets like to ride the bandwagon as far as it will take them, even to the extent of spreading fear and misinformation that only serve the attackers’ interests – making their attacks seem much bigger and more effective than they really are.
However, ransomware is still prevalent, virulent and on the rise. Bad Rabbit’s use of the embedded EternalRomance exploit goes to show how attackers are constantly evolving their tradecraft. That being said, at its heart Bad Rabbit is just another one of the many variants of ransomware we see daily, and should be defended against just like every other ransomware threat.
Scaremongering and alarmist news coverage just empowers attackers and creates a culture of fear . You can always come to us for information and advice.
Whilst ransomware is a huge threat, it’s just one of many that businesses face. With increasingly sophisticated (sometimes state-sponsored) threat groups able to run hugely advanced, targeted, stealthy attacks, the biggest threats to your business are the ones you’ll never hear about.
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