AppRiver have issued a warning over a current TeslaCrypt Ransomware campaign which mimics the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Fred Touchette, Manager of Security Research at AppRiver, advised users to "Remain aware and vigilant as these ransomware attacks show no real sign of slowing down, in fact they seem to be highly effective.”
PandaLabs Technical Director Luis Corrons told Infosecurity that campaigns such as this can be extremely damaging, especially for small- to medium-sized companies, who can find themselves in a situation where they are forced to pay the demands of the hackers or face the closure of their business.
However, he explained there are several things organizations can do to be as protected and prepared as possible.
These include ensuring antivirus protection is integrated with “proactive technologies that can block ransomware”, educating users by “showing them examples of these types of fraudulent emails” and making sure “software is updated in all endpoints and servers to stop infections via exploit kits.”