On 10th May 2018 in London, Webroot, the Cybersecurity Company had come up with a new research, a year after the WannaCry ransomware has attacked which had affected almost 200,000 victims as well as computers, was disclosed that all the UK organizations are struggling to fight with the ransomware.
Webroot Antivirus Survey
further reveals that more or less 400 IT decision makers at UK businesses whereas, 45 % among them have suffered ransomware attack and almost a quarter around 23% are actually paying the money. Despite, all these research 88% of the organizations believe to deal with an attack following WannaCry, imply it as a false confidence.
This sort of the sentiments is reflected in the Healthcare industry, surveyed shows that the organizations are more likely to get attack than the other industries. More or less half of the Healthcare Companies have polled around 52% have suffered the attack. Despite, 98% of the accused in the Healthcare sector feel better equipped with the ransomware attack.
Webroot Antivirus data demonstrates that present day this strain of the ransomware remains to be the serious threat. Still, in May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware campaign remains to be serious attention.
In the previous year, researchers have found more than 12,000 unique WannaCry possibilities are mostly found in one system that points out to be polymorphic malware. Although WannaCry is just one year old, criminals have already exploited it with the Webroot that detects more or less 500 new variants in every month.
In a recent interview, at Veeam, the regional VP for the UK and Ireland, Mark Adams said that the solution against the ransomware is risk mitigation that takes the form of intelligent data management.
Adams further talks about the business that must focus on the monitoring, auditing, reviewing, and improving the data protection, along with the internal employee education that has an impact on the assessments and the disaster recovery strategies are so even when the worst occurs the organizations continue operating with the data as normal.
Webroot’s Director of Threat Research, David Kennerley said that the organizations till now aren’t investing the necessary time and resources in the risk mitigation as well as the recovery processes, leaving them with the less option in the case of the sudden attack.
The healthcare industry in certain needs to be aware of the fact that it is a high profile target with the valuable data at stake and takes a special care to confirm that the defenses are in place.
The risk mitigation and the recovery processes are looked by the high proportions of the accused are-
- 36% don’t have a regular backup system. (32% in healthcare)
- Since 2017, 40% haven’t invested any money in the defenses. (34% in healthcare)
- 46% haven’t held staff training on ransomware. (42% in the healthcare)
- 59% haven’t held IT crisis drills ( 58% in healthcare)