What's ransomware been up to this summer?

I don't know about you, but to me, summer means fun in the sun, lazy days, and ice cream.


Summer also means it's ransomware season. It seems cybercriminals look forward to this season as much as I look forward to ice cream. Have you been keeping up with what ransomware has been up to this summer? If not, here's what you missed...


RANSOMWARE ATTACKS SINCE MAY 2021

  • "DarkSide ransomware being used to disrupt a major U.S. pipeline that transports almost half of all fuel consumed on the East Coast of the United States
  • The claimed theft of 3 terabytes of sensitive data from part of the Asian operations of a global insurance subsidiary in attacks using Avaddon ransomware
  • The shutting down of the IT systems of Ireland’s Health Service Executive — another victim of a DarkSide attack — disrupting patient care throughout the country
  • The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) alerting of a spate of Conti ransomware attacks targeting American healthcare organizations and first responder agencies
  • The world’s largest meatpacking company finding its North America and Australia operations disrupted by a REvil ransomware attack thought to have originated in Russia"1



Sadly, this is not an exhaustive list of ransomware attacks. These are just the big ones that have happened recently and were in the news.


WHO NEEDS TO BE READY TO SURVIVE A RANSOMWARE ATTACK?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small businesses
  • Large Corporations
  • Schools
  • Government organizations
  • You 
  • Me
  • Everyone


Just because you didn't hear about a small business getting hit with ransomware and losing time, money, and customers doesn't mean it didn't happen. It just means it didn't make the news. Check out this video where I share some examples of small businesses that got hit with ransomware. 


Did you know cyber criminals like to target small businesses? Cyber criminals KNOW small businesses spend less money on cybersecurity and have fewer resources.


DON'T LET YOUR SMALL SIZE BE YOUR CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY.


Are you wondering if you're doing what it takes to survive a ransomware attack? Let's chat. Book a complimentary discovery session today.


Learn more about the impact of ransomware on your business by jumping back and reading this blog post from May 12.



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