Everything you need to know about bad rabbit ransomware

Everything you need to know about bad rabbit ransomware

Bad Rabbit is one of the most recent and wide spread ransonware attacks in recent history. Learn more about this virus and how to handle it.

In today’s digital age, there are many different threats to the security of your computer and the information you store on it.

In 2016, there were approximately 638 million ransomware attacks worldwide. But among the most dangerous security threats in recent history is Bad Rabbit.

This ransomware first harmed companies in Russia in October 2017. It has since spread to the Ukraine and other countries. But it’s considered a threat to computer systems across the world.

Read on to learn more about Bad Rabbit ransomware and ways to protect your computer and sensitive information from it.

It spreads through fake Flash updates.

It’s being spread through fake Flash updates that pop up on infected websites.

An unsuspecting visitor will receive a pop-up notification that an “update to Adobe Flash Player is available.” It will give you an option to “Install” or “Remind Later.”

This, of course, is not a real update to Flash. This dropper will infect your computer with Bad Rabbit as it continues its spread across the internet.

Once it infects a computer, it encrypts files on the machine and encrypts the disk drive. This prevents a user from being able to boot the computer and can render the entire system unusable.

Early targets of this ransomware have included many Russian news agencies. This includes Interfax, a Russian business newswire. Other infected targets have include businesses in Ukraine, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

Bad Rabbit is like NotPetya.

This ransomware is like NotPetya and has been set up in advance of launching its widespread attack.

“It appears the attackers behind Bad Rabbit have been busy setting up their infection network on hacked sites since at least July 2017,” said Costin Raiu, a Romanian antihacker with Kaspersky Lab.

NotPetya and Bad Rabbit are similar in that each of them is a form of ransomware.

Bad Rabbit is currently demanding 0.05 Bitcoin (approximately $286 as of Oct. 24, 2017) as a ransom to return your files. Of course, getting your files back is no guarantee. This demand comes with a timer that counts down to when the “price goes up” to receive your files.

But the financial impact to your business caused by ransomware can be far worse. In 2017, Merck had its computer system infected by NotPetya. It has reported losses of more than $375 million as a result.

The financial impact can come from system shutdowns and lost personal information. It can also be due to compromised business relationships caused by electronic security concerns.

Protect your computer system by being proactive.

You can help protect your computer system by being proactive against ransomware. Only visit reputable sites and be careful when clicking links as you browse the internet.

At Clean Master, we offer two unique packages that protect your PC and help it to run smoother. Our free standard package keeps your system clean and improves speed. It also blocks unwanted access to your computer. Our professional package ($29.90) adds a file recovery feature, drive scanner and protection updates.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your PC.

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