Ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta
Hackers demand $51,000 or 6 BitCoins to release IT Systems!
Ransomware Attack on Atlanta
Malware has crippled several systems used by Atlanta's city government to process payments and relay court information. Root cause analysis is still on-going but it appears to be SamSam ransomware. The group behind SamSam malware is believed to have made at least $850,000 since December 2017.
BeCloud's IT Security Management Framework
Our framework provides a step in the right direction for mitigating attacks like the Atlanta, Ga incident. Ransomware is nothing more than a malicious program that in most cases encrypts your data so that you cannot access it unless the decryption key is purchased from the hacker. It is crucial that you have a Security Management framework in place to deal with malware of this type because Ransomware can gain access to critical files simply by clicking on or going to compromised websites or emails.
Becloud's Security Management Framework will do the following:
Protect critical IT services
Firewall Implementation and Malware/Virus software
Disable unneeded ports and protocols
Provide effective Incident response including service recovery
Disaster Recovery Planning and testing
Communication Response Plans
Mitigation Planning and testing