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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Post related to: SCADA
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).
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.