Copycat attacker ready to attack different versions of wannaCry, Be Careful.
Here we go again…it should come as no surprise to anyone who follows cybersecurity that another massive cyberattack has occurred, on a global scale. This time, the ransomware attack requested payments of $300 in Bitcoin currency — per computer — in order to preserve files that would otherwise be allegedly destroyed. Among those affected were multiple hospitals and health care facilities in the U.K., as well as industries and organizations in approximately 99 countries globally.
We all know that ransomware has been on the rise for years, with a major increase since approximately 2013; the latest, the “WannaCry,”or “WannaCrypto,” is just the latest variant, and it is not likely to be the last. Aside from the possible copycat threats, you can be sure the black hats are hard at work on the next cyber threat.
How WannaCry Ransomware Could Have Been Avoided
Microsoft launched new XP and Vista versions after Windows 95 for security’s sake and networks should have kept pace with the changes to protect their networks. Upgrading systems, however, takes manpower and resources that many of the enterprises who have been hit hard refused to provide. Instead of pointing fingers, we should be asking what steps could have been taken to avoid this and what can we do now to prevent future attacks.
What is apparent in all of this is also that while the experts are saying the trouble allegedly started with a basic phishing attack that found vulnerabilities in unpatched Microsoft Windows software, it could likely have been prevented, had certain safeguards been in place.
How Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection Prevents WannaCry Infection?
Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents WannaCry ransomware infections through its Containment technology. AEP unique technology creates a completely virtual environment with virtual hard drive, virtual registry, and virtual COM interfaces. The malware will be able to perform all activities that it desires only to duplicate files in the virtual environment. All original files and data on the computer remain safe and intact. Whether it is ransomware or any other form of malware, Comodo’s Containment technology will prevent any type of infection.