Media Prima, a reputed Malaysian media company that runs numerous radio stations, television channels, advertising firms, and newspapers in Malaysia was hit by ransomware on November 8, 2018. The attackers have demanded a ransom of 1,000 bitcoins, equivalent to USD 6.31 million, to release access to their email system.
Malaysia's financial news outlet, The Edge Markets, reported that the attackers had apparently locked Media Prima employees out of their in-house email system. Media Prima hasn't commented on the cyberattack beyond saying that they've migrated to a new email system. Media Prima has reportedly claimed that they won't pay the ransom.
Don't want to make the news for the wrong reasons? Download ManageEngine DataSecurity Plus, a tool that can detect, classify , and secure personal data , and mitigate ransomware attacks.
Investing in a ransomware detection tool will help with detecting and responding to ransomware attacks in real time to minimize the impact on your organization. Here are some best practices you can adopt to handle ransomware attacks.
ManageEngine DataSecurity Plus can automatically identify and mitigate ransomware threats with the ability to perform all of these best practices. Start your free, 30-day trial of DataSecurity Plus today.
Subscribe to our digest to get your weekly dose of cyber security updates straight to your inbox.
You will receive weekly cybersecurity news soon!
© 2019 Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.