Just when we all thought the WannaCry and Petya ransomware days were behind us a new Locky-varient ransomware dubbed Lukitus has been gaining momentum. Although Lukitus is mainly distributed via spam email attachments, cyber criminals also use fake software updaters, trojans, and Free download sites, to attack unsuspecting users.
What can you do?
Like it or not, hackers will continue to create new types of ransomware as dangerous as Locky. That being said there are some things you can do to keep your business safe.
- First, keep all systems up to date. Many of the businesses affected by WannaCry were caught with outdated Windows computers and servers.
- Second, set your firewalls, email protection, and antivirus software to forbid downloading or opening unknown file types until they’re verified.
- Provide your teams with security training seminars. Encourage employees to be very careful when browsing the internet. Post reminders in the office. For example ransomware prevention posters or periodic email reminders.
- Last but not least, consider hiring a managed IT provider that will implement tight security and regularly back up your files. If your system is ever subjected to ransomware, strict security will keep it from spreading to the entire system. Offsite backups will help you recover encrypted files without giving in to the hacker’s demands.
If you’re ready to take the next step in protecting your business from ransomeware, please contact our sales team. We’ll make sure that ransomware never keeps your business from providing the best service to your customers.