Working in the security world means that, more than likely, you will have to deal with ransomware at some point in time. Now with even more changing threats, it could be a lot sooner than later.
Don't be a victim for the Bad Rabbit.
Now we have something NEW to deal with and it is called Bad Rabbit. It was discovered Tuesday, 24th of October 2017. It has been reported as affecting countries in Eastern Europe. In fact, Ukrainian CERT has issued an alert on Bad Rabbit.
Bad Rabbit gets into networks by posing as an Adobe Flash update. Once inside a network, it starts to spread like rabbits (pun).
This ransomware is similar to Petya/NotPetya, because it encrypts the infected hard drive.
Because the initial attack vector is through bogus updates, Bad Rabbit attacks can be prevented only by getting Adobe Flash updates from the Adobe web site.
Am I Covered?
The GOOD NEWS is that Palo Alto Networks customers are protected through our Next-Generation Security Platform, which provides prevention through automation, applied consistently across the network, endpoint and cloud. Palo Alto Networks customers are protected from Bad Rabbit ransomware through multiple complementary prevention controls across the platform.