In the current market scenario, it is of utmost importance to maintain a sustained image to your brand. In view of the same,organizations need to maintain an unceasing online presence to attract potential customers. Since September 2016, we have responded to incidents at 3 separate web development and web hosting provider companies in Belgaum and Bangalore due to their infrastructure being compromised. The compromise of these servers resulted in the defacement of some websites hosted on those servers, which led to redirection of website visitors to other sites with adult content, pharmaceutical products etc..
Informant Networks has recently observed and responded to Ransomware attacks affecting the manufacturing sector based out of the Udyambag Industrial region. While the most affected companies are those which possess Intellectual Property(CAD drawings, designs of products, blue prints, business process related documents, etc..) others have lost data due to inadequate protection and ineffective defensive mechanisms. Most of these attacks are orchestrated via use of infected pen drives, by attachments sent via E-mail and by using of an infected version of the popular remote desktop tool ‘Ammyy Admin’
We take this as an opportunity to educate the general populace about Ransomware.