Last week, we talked about WannaCry 2.0 and how destructive it could be to a network. Now, there is a new menace on the loose and it is called the EternalRocks Worm. This malware not only uses more nasty tricks than WannaCry, but it also has no kill switch yet. WannaCry 2.0 now has decryption tools that can be used to undo the damages, but it is looking like this new worm’s damage is eternal. Let’s take a look at the situation.
What makes EternalRocks so powerful?
One of the ways that WannaCry 2.0 infiltrated its victims was by using tools that were leaked from the NSA. However, it was only using two where EternalRocks is using all seven. These exploits and hacking tools were uncovered by a terrorist hacking group that remains unknown. In any case, the EternalRocks worm is designed in such a way that it is nearly undetectable on the system it has infiltrated. It is quiet and targets SMBs. It is more important than ever to make sure you are keeping all of the computers on your network updated and secured.
Hackers pose a major threat to the world as we know it.
Even with the most current updates and a savvy browsing technique, worms like this one can still get the better of you. Considering that our jobs, banking information, stores, and just about everything else are all online, this is a very serious threat to life as we know it. Network security and safety protocols online are more important now than they have ever been. So, always be careful when surfing the web, shopping online, or conduction sensitive business via email. You never know what could happen, so make sure you have your vital information backed up.
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