SamSam: The Ransomware Attack your Business Can’t Afford to Endure
SamSam is a particularly prominent threat for businesses like yours, due to the way it is used in surreptitious, targeted attacks.
Dissimilar to other types of ransomware attack, in which a large number of people are targeted to attain a large number of small ransoms of around a few hundred dollars, SamSam is highly business specific, and it works to break down your entire network, examining it, then running the malware manually.
Ultimately, this means that the SamSam attack can inflict maximum damage, allowing the attackers to demand ransoms in the tens of thousands of dollars. That equates to more than £7,500.
SamSam ransomware attacks happen at a rate of about 1 attack per day. Therefore, it’s important that you know how to protect your business.
Make sure that all your systems and software are patched regularly. Using old versions of software is the exact reason why the NHS fell victim to the WannaCry attack in 2017.
Employ content scanning and filtering on your mail servers, because inbound emails can include a whole host of threats.
Back everything up. It’s important to make sure you have access to your files, should the worst happen.
Educate your staff. The majority of attacks are enabled by end users. Therefore, it is essential that your employees know how to spot and prevent an attack.