HIPAA Security Reminder

Bad Rabbit Says Boo?

Where do they come up with these names (it’s in the code). But it’s true, there’s a new attack that’s not fluffy and soft at all, but really mean and nasty, and it’s called BAD RABBIT.

Bad Rabbit imageWithout getting into the details of how this little rabbit can skin you and eat you alive (a little Halloween gore), there are some things you need to be aware of.

First, the most common reported vector is through a FAKE Adobe Flash update download. You could be on a compromised website, like MSN, for example, and get an alert that your Adobe Flash is out of date and needs to be updated. Once clicked, the festivities begin and you’re on your way to never thinking about rabbits as cute and fluffy again.

Second, as you may have noticed above, common sites can be infected, so at this time, don’t assume any sites are safe.

Although the attacks have been most common in Russia and the Ukraine, the heart and soul of Bad Rabbit spell trouble for everyone as the code itself is yet another evolution in the progression of sophisticated ransomware. Once again, thank you NSA (sad, but true), this attack includes derivatives of code they created.

Stay on alert and click smart!

Happy Halloween!

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