#62 – Ransomware Hits The Brakes At Ferrari – Protect Your Network Now


EFFECTED USERS: Everyone on computers

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SUMMARY: Ransomware – again

Italian luxury car manufacturer Ferrari announced that it was a victim of a ransomware attack in October 2022 that resulted in the exposure of some of its customer data. The company stated that the attackers did not access any sensitive information and that the issue had been resolved with no impact on its operations. However, Ferrari did not disclose the type of ransomware used in the attack, how the attackers gained access to its systems, or the number of customers affected.

Ferrari emphasized that it had taken immediate steps to contain the attack and protect its systems, and that it had informed the relevant authorities of the incident. The company also stated that it would continue to strengthen its security measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The incident highlights the ongoing threat of ransomware attacks to organizations of all sizes and industries, and the need for robust cybersecurity measures to prevent and mitigate such attacks.

Here with me to discuss all of this today is Greg Edwards.

Greg is the CEO of Canauri, a patent-pending ransomware protection company. Before Greg founded Canauri, he started Axis Backup, a backup and disaster recovery company for the insurance industry. and he has been a technology entrepreneur since 1998.

Welcome Greg!

What do you need to ask your IT provider or managed service provider:

  • Show reports proving that the vendor has, and is following, security guidelines, including:
    • Are all devices managed?
    • Endpoint encryption?
    • Other endpoint protection?
    • Patch management?




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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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