New Wave of Cyberattacks

COMMENT on the “Bad Rabbit” ransomware attack by Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management, Mimecast

Hope all is well.

As you may have seen, a new wave of cyberattacks hit Russia and Ukraine today, dubbed the “Bad Rabbit” ransomware. This is thought to possibly be a new variant of Petya as the attack uses methods similar to the June Petya attacks, though researchers haven’t yet confirmed a link. The attack appears to be the biggest since the Petya attacks, which also hit Ukraine first before spreading around the world. You can find more details here.

In line with this, please find below a comment from Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management, Mimecast on this news.


Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management, Mimecast, commented:

“Ransomware season is open again as yet another new strain, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is reported to be spreading fast.  Initial analysis shows this to be another variant of ExPetr/Petya, the malware that affected businesses globally just a few months ago and which uses the same SMB flaws to spread laterally once inside a network. As businesses in Russia and Ukraine report infections, global companies must look inward and ask themselves – ‘Have I done enough?  Did we patch our systems after Petya? Have we shored up our perimeter web and email defences?’ History tells us the answer to these questions is very likely no, so once again, brace for further widespread outbreaks”

Source: OAK Consulting.