This post presents some lines of action to be followed in the case of having fallen victim to Ekans ransomware. It describes in detail the prevention, identification and response phases to be carried out.
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In this new blog entry, we will analyze the features and describe the operation of a new ransomware called Ekans, initially known as Snake, which has a very specific design, aimed at infecting and blocking Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
A BusyBox is software or a program that combines several functionalities in a small executable. This small tool was created for use in integrated operating systems with very limited resources, and they are usually used in control systems. But, as in all tools, you have to know what security level they have and if it can be improved.
Computers used in control systems to perform a particular process usually have high costs due to their specialisation for a very specific task. But is it possible to manage a process with a small-dimension mass-produced generic system? In some cases, yes, and this is being increasingly demonstrated by low-cost hardware available to both industry and individuals.
Today, we are unable to picture cars without a hands-free system, TVs which are not smart and a bunch of other devices without information processing systems. This can be achieved thanks to embedded systems, the use of which entails security risks.
The 'wildlings' live beyond the wall. Everyone in Westeros knows that. This is why they trust in the Night's Watch, protectors of the Seven Kingdoms. In the world of cybersecurity there are also people who live beyond the wall and we know that not all of them have evil intentions. They may not obey the laws but their intentions do not seem to be to destroy everything that is established by law.
Nobody can deny that computer security is a vital issue in our lives, affecting all of us. It is not uncommon to see articles on themes related to or speaking directly about computer security in newspapers or mainstream publications. The INCIBE_ Cybersecurity Highlights log aims to gather together articles published on events or incidents related to computer security based on their importance...