The Impact Of Ransomware 2018-06-20T12:54:09+00:00

The Impact of Ransomware

The effect of ransomware has always been known, but its impact on organisations came into stark focus when WannaCry (also known as WCry, Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r) dropped into major global companies in May 2017. 

Affected entities included national health services, communication service providers, national governments and global manufactures.

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How Can Nettitude Help?

Nettitude’s cyber security teams have been monitoring and analysing the activity within our research team, managed services and threat intelligence unit and have produced a set of guidance and information to help you understanding the impact and actions needed. See our guides below:

What is Ransomware
Wannacry Overview

We’ve also written some very detailed, comprehensive reports surrounding Ransomware and its impact. Both are available for download now. 

2017: Really?? Is RDP Still On The Internet?
Following several investigations during the first quarter of 2017, Nettitude warns that too many organizations have Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exposed to the Internet. Nettitude’s Research and Innovation (R&I) team, in collaboration with the Incident Response team have observed an increasing number of compromises where RDP was the attack vector. In many cases the attacker has been able to gain administrator privileges either through directly compromising the administrator account or escalating their privileges once the system has been compromised.

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Ransomware Analysis of WannaCry Impact and Actions

Threat Advisory Report – Ransomware Analysis of WannaCry Impact and Actions
The impact of ransomware has always been known, but its impact on organisations came into stark focus when WannaCry (also known as WCry, Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r) impacted major global companies in May 2017. Affected entities included national health services, communication service providers, national governments and global manufactures.

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What should I do if I have been hit by WannaCry ransomware?

If you have been hit by the WannaCry Ransomware attack, we recommend that you read our guidance on responding to infection incidents and recovering from such attacks.

Recover from wannacry
9 steps to take if hacked