Uber is the latest Ransomware victim to come forward...
Following the news last night about Uber being the latest victim of a ransomware attack, our recent event at the Etihad seems even more pertinent still. It has come to light that Uber covered up a breach in their security towards the end of 2016 whereby 57 million users had their data stolen including names, email addresses and phone numbers. Worryingly, it appears that data from these users was taken globally which shows just how powerful these hackers are becoming, that being said Uber has expressed that no billing information was taken, nor was any of the information stolen used - How can they be certain of this? They paid them off.
Uber chose to pay the $100,000 ransom placed on their data on the promise that the data would be deleted and that the information about the hack was not made public. Uber chose to ignore the legal requirement of submitting the news of this breach to authorities, instead opting to cover it up, presumably to avoid the bad press they have had already.
Following this latest attack, we have put together some of the key takeaways from our recent Ransomware event to help those who were unable to attend.
First, check out this short guide on what to look out for when it comes to ransomware to help better protect your business. Just hit the link below to find out more:
Furthermore, for a limited time, we are offering a FREE security audit for businesses in order to help them identify where their weaknesses are and help them better protect themselves against a future attack. To find out more, just hit the link below: