Today, January 3rd, 2022, we have our first significant ransomware attack underway. Currently, if you're in the hospitality industry, run a restaurant, hotel business, anything like that, you're going to want to pay attention. Schedulefly has been hit with a ransomware attack.
Kronos was recently hit with a massive ransomware attack. Kronos is a payroll & HR company. They are like an ADP to the Fortune 500 and large enterprises. They offer all kinds of services around payroll, getting paid, HR, workforce management, things like that.
Shutterfly services have been widely reported to have been hit with Conti ransomware. The company is famous for photo sharing and photo editing.
Many people do not realize that there's a lot of different services that Shutterfly has and that their services have been disrupted by the Conti ransomware group, which has become a pretty prolific ransomware group these days.
Cybersecurity is a hot topic this year, especially since barely a week goes by without news of another major breach. While the most publicized are those that impact large organizations and millions of consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are actually at greater risk.
The malware is still undetected by the majority of anti-virus programs, according to the analysis by virus checking site Virus Total.
The malware was distributed via a bogus Adobe Flash update.
The outbreak bears similarities to the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks that spread around the world causing widespread disruption earlier this year.