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Acronis CPOC analyzing the recent Ragnar Locker ransomware attack

In a move that’s becoming all too familiar, cybercriminals have encrypted the systems of Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy sector operators. The organization faces an $11 million ransom to have these systems unlocked so that they can hope to return to normal operations.

Like all of the ransomware that have filled headlines in recent years, the Ragnar Locker ransomware strain used in this attack would have been detected and eliminated if EDP had Acronis Cyber Protection solutions deployed. Learn how our innovative AI-based cybersecurity technology can help prevent ransomware fallout like this from striking your organization.

Coronavirus Will Increase Cyberattacks Against Healthcare

Criminal activity spikes during times of crises as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the situation. Unfortunately, today’s situation is no exception: most concerning is the vulnerability of healthcare facilities such as hospitals, where the systems that care for patients and lab work are often linked.

Acronis believes we have a responsibility to the public, so we need to warn everyone: we foresee a further increase in ransomware attacks targeting private and government hospital systems in the coming weeks.

Snake Ransomware Attacking ICS

Ransomware continues to be an active, evolving threat and one of the newest strains to emerge is Snake (also known as EKANS, which is simply “Snake” spelled backward).

First appearing at the end of December last year, the most interesting feature of Snake is that it targets industrial control systems (ICS) environments – not the individual machines, but the entire network. Designed to terminate specific processes on victim machines, including multiple items related to ICS operations, it also deletes Volume Shadow Copies to eliminate Window backups. 

While there is currently no decryption available, systems running Acronis Active Protection – the AI-based anti-malware defense that is integrated into our cyber protection solutions – successfully detects Snake ransomware as a zero-day attack and stops it in its tracks.

As a Mozy alternative, Acronis ticked all the boxes for Executech

A lot of former Mozy users find themselves looking for an alternative solution before they are forced to transition to Carbonite’s software.

Any service providers looking to connect their customers with the best Mozy alternative should consider the outstanding results one of our managed service provider (MSP) partners experienced migrating from Mozy to Acronis Cyber Cloud, which is detailed in a recent case study. We take a quick look at their journey.

Acronis Active Protection discovers AutoIt cryptomining campaign

The Acronis Security Team was one of the first to identify a new cryptomining campaign targeting the attrib.exe Windows process. Learn how our team detected the spike in crytomining attacks, how the AutoIt cryptomining malware works, and how Acronis Active Protection - built into Acronis cyber protection solutions - helps to keep your systems protected. 

Ryuk Ransomware Strikes Again

Ryuk ransomware continues to wreak havoc – and one U.S. state in particular recently suffered from another successful attack that likely could have been prevented.

Several school districts and government offices in Louisiana were hit by an attack this summer. Unfortunately, the story was just repeated as several state agencies fell victim to another attack on November 18. In this case, the cyberattack shut down systems in the governor’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, and The Department of Children and Family Services.

Mozy customers want more than Carbonite

When Carbonite acquired Mozy for $145 million more than a year ago, the news understandably spooked many long-time Mozy customers and service provider partners. What would happen to their data? Would their costs increase? What kind of support could they expect?

Carbonite made a good show of trying to ease concerns, but communications were apparently less than ideal. Many Mozy users were surprised when Carbonite started being installed on their systems – and based on the reports we’ve been hearing from users and our managed service provider (MSPs) partners, the migration experience has not been smooth.

Since their backup solution is going to change regardless, now is a perfect time for former Mozy users to consider alternatives like Acronis, which offers several advantages over Carbonite.

Monstrous ransomware strains from 2019

There are dark and dreadful things that lurk in the shadows of the digital world, ready to bleed your company of data and dollars. This year a number of monstrous ransomware strains creeped and crawled their way into the headlines.

Brace yourself and take a peek at the most nightmarish strains that came to light this year – and learn how Acronis can help keep you and your data safe from dusk to dawn.

Hildacrypt closing down Veeam

Following our in-depth review of the new HILDACRYPT ransomware strain, our team reviewed how other popular backup services fared against the cyberthreat. Unfortunately for users of Veeam and Veritas, the answer was: not well.

Learn how Acronis cyber protection services provide your organization with comprehensive protection from existing and zero-day cyberthreats.

Ransomware attacks target medical facilities

Ransomware is constantly targeting medical companies across the United States. Within the past year, these attacks have led to downtime, lost productivity, and - in some cases - needing to close their doors for good. Learn how Acronis Cyber Protection solutions and the innovative AI-based Acronis Active Protection defense can help to ensure that these same consequences don't hit your organization.