As the world becomes more reliant on technology, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest threats in the cyber world. In recent news, a new type of ransomware called “BazarBackdoor” has been making waves. This ransomware not only encrypts a victim’s files, but it also gives the attacker remote access to the victim’s system. This allows the attacker to not only demand a ransom for the victim’s files, but also to potentially steal sensitive information or plant additional malware.
Another concerning trend is the rise in “double extortion” attacks. In these attacks, the victim’s files are not only encrypted, but the attacker also threatens to release the victim’s sensitive data if the ransom is not paid. This puts pressure on the victim to not only pay the ransom, but also to worry about the potential damage to their reputation if the data is released.
It’s important for both individuals and businesses to take steps to protect themselves against these types of threats. This includes regularly updating software and using strong, unique passwords, as well as having a reliable backup system in place. It’s also a good idea to consider cybersecurity insurance to help mitigate the financial impact of a successful attack.
At Northern Technical Systems, we understand the importance of staying up to date on the latest cyber threats and helping our clients protect themselves. If you’re concerned about your organization’s cybersecurity, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation.