LockBit ransomware – What is it and are you safe?

October 13, 2021
Access Tech: Keep a high alert for LockBit ransomware which blocks users from accessing their data. Prevention with security and safety can help keep LockBit away from your device.

Do you know what LockBit ransomware is? How confident are you regarding the security and safety within your internal operations? Is your current IT set up capable of preventing this type of ransomware attack? What if your data were to be held for ransom? Would you know what to do in that kind of scenario?

“LockBit ransomware is a malicious software designed to block user access to computer systems in exchange for a ransom payment. LockBit will automatically scan for valuable targets, spread the infection, and encrypt all accessible computer systems on a network. This ransomware is used for highly targeted attacks against enterprises and other organizations.”

Ensure you operate within the confines of a secure and reliable network at all times, preventing any possible (albeit dramatic) scenarios of data ransom. One example of this terrible possibility was when LockBit 2.0 performed an act of cybercrime by seeking “$50 million ransom for six terabytes of data that they were able to retrieve from Accenture.” What a nightmare that would be, would you agree?

The most important ways to secure your data from this type of an attack is simply: Prevention. However, the implementation of said prevention and integrating it amongst your entire company operations can feel pretty “un-simple.” Look to Access Tech as your friendly resource to perform a security and carrier audit. We will suss out any potential leaks or weak spots within your infrastructure and ensure your data is safe. Feel free to reach out to us any time and we look forward to helping you move forward in these dangerous times.

[Source: LockBit ransomware]