Italian ACN warns about global-scale server ransomware attack

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Recently, the Italian National Cybersecurity Agency has issued a warning about a global-scale server ransomware attack. This attack could potentially affect computers across the country. The agency advised all businesses and organizations to take immediate steps to secure their systems.

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According to Reuters, the attack comes just days after Finland and France reported a similar incidents. They caused widespread disruption across each country. Similar incidents are happening also in the United States and Canada. The Italian National Cybersecurity Agency is working with Finnish authorities to investigate the source of the attack and find a way to prevent it from spreading further.

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What are these ransomware attacks?

These attacks are a growing concern for businesses and organizations all over the world. These attacks involve the encryption of a victim’s files making them inaccessible. The attacker then demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption of the files. If the business/organization don’t pay, the files are permanently lost.

This new attack seems like a highly sophisticated operation, and it has the potential to cause significant damage. The Italian National Cybersecurity Agency is warning all businesses and organizations to be vigilant and to take proactive measures to secure their systems against this type of cyberattack.

Some of the measures that organizations can take to prevent ransomware attacks include keeping their software and systems up-to-date with the latest security patches. They can also back up their data regularly, and implement strong passwords and multi-factor authentication.

It is also important for organizations to be aware of the latest tactics and techniques used by attackers in these types of attacks. This may include phishing scams, malicious emails, and infected software downloads. By staying informed and vigilant, organizations can better protect themselves from these threats.


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