I get knocked down, but I get up again
Not one of Yes's more successful songs.
A UK cloud-based warehouse management software provider was struck by ransomware earlier this week. Emails from SnapFulfil, a trading name of Synergy Logistics, sent to its customers late last week and shown to The Register, revealed how a ransomware attack targeted the company's services, disrupting warehouse operations for …
Especially when I see it as a simple proposition to prevent it. Any good MCSE could set up Active Directory and use all the MMC settings, snap-ins, and permissions to prevent such attacks, and when I tested these settings against malware in my honeypot lab, I never had a variant that could penetrate these settings to encrypt critical files on the target machine.
There was also a free batch file that was available at bleepingcomputer called CryptoPrevent that was easy to setup, and much cheaper for the paid version, than hiring a Microsoft Certified Software Engineer to do the same thing; maybe even better. It always came with some code that Bitdefender made resident; but I never bothered to find out what exact product that was. Foolish-IT has been bought out since then, so I have no idea if the new company can be trusted now or not.