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Wannacry

‘Heroic’ NotPetya Recovery and the Case for Prevention Over Cures

Arraya Insights| February 6, 2018

New details have emerged concerning one company’s efforts to recover from last summer’s NotPetya attacks and they definitely call to mind that old cliché about an ounce of prevention equaling a pound of cure. Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, was one of many organizations that fell victim to the outbreak, which initially appeared to […]

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Victim No More: Put Your Data Out of Ransomware’s Reach

Arraya Insights| July 31, 2017

  Now that the dust has settled on Petya (NotPetya, etc.), businesses and countries are attempting to come to terms with the malware outbreak, which began in Ukraine before spreading to an estimated 65 countries globally. Petya was initially believed to be a ransomware campaign similar to WannaCry. However, security experts later came to see […]

What the Feds' Healthcare Security Moves Mean For the Rest of Us

Arraya Insights| July 21, 2017

The healthcare industry is under cyber assault.  Few industries have been impacted by recent security incidents quite like healthcare companies.  In May, WannaCry shut down emergency rooms and other medical services for 16 National Health System facilities in the U.K.  Last month, the drug manufacturer Merck experienced a ransomware attack that affected all of their offices […]

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North Korea, Russia and Their Effect on Your Cyber Security

Arraya Insights| July 5, 2017

Names like “Sandworm” and “Hidden Cobra” may sound as though they were pulled from the pages of an epic sci-fi novel, however, the threats they pose are very real. These fantastical monikers actually refer to a pair of shadowy – and allegedly state-sponsored – global cybercrime initiatives. Upon closer inspection, the tactics and endgames employed […]

Petya, WannaCry Defense Should Be Easy – Here’s Why

Arraya Insights| June 29, 2017

The dust hasn’t even settled on WannaCry and yet there’s already a new global ransomware epidemic making headlines. Just last week, Australian police discovered WannaCry, the malware strain that dominated tech coverage back in May, in some of their traffic cameras. This WannaCry aftershock was upstaged this week, however, by Petya (also known by several […]

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The Stigma of Patching Lowers Innovation

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IT has had a long and sordid history with patching. From servers to desktops, Windows to Linux, it is the fear and bane of the IT administrator’s existence. A delicate balance has been struck between the risk of not patching and using third party tools to address security issues, but as the recent WannaCry and […]

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Arraya Protects Managed Services Customers from WannaCry

Thomas York| June 2, 2017

A fair amount of digital ink has been spent recounting the ransomware attack known as WannaCry and its effects on the global market.  Ransomware attacks are nothing new; revenues obtained from these attacks exceed 1 billion annually, with previous examples such as 2015’s CryptoWall earning $325 million alone.  What is new is IT’s acknowledgement of […]

Large Scale Attacks Sweep the Globe – Are You Prepared?

Arraya Insights| May 16, 2017

During the last two weeks, an unprecedented number of cyber attacks swept the globe leaving organizations across every industry scrambling to recover. In the U.K., 16 National Health Service facilities were affected by ransomware known as “WannaCry” forcing them to divert emergency room patients to unaffected hospitals. In Spain, the same malware hit one of the […]

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