In today’s world, a data breach can strike an organization at any time. Whether it’s sensitive information that an organization must protect for its client services or records needed to meet industry or government regulatory demands or even customer audit data – the organization’s data must be safeguarded at all times. The fallout of a data breach, where protected data is exposed or stolen, could be catastrophic.
Recently, our researchers identified a leak post in which the Netwalker ransomware operators claimed to have breached Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup) – Founded in the year 1989, and since then the CRGroup has been assisting businesses in leveraging technology and improving performance across the entire organization. Currently, the CRGroup is Canada’s Capital Region’s #1 Partner for Microsoft Business Solutions and has over 4500 clients worldwide.
Netwalker operators have claimed the attack through the message posted on their online blog-:
The Netwalker group has also shared a few screenshots to support their claim in which you can spot data folders such as credit card statements, accounting documents, company’s policies, worldwide spread client’s data, accreditation documents, and much more. Below are the snapshots of the sample of the data leak of the Corporate Renaissance Group.
Tips on how to prevent ransomware attacks –
- Never click on unverified/unidentified links
- Do not open untrusted email attachments
- Only download from sites you trust
- Never use unfamiliar USBs
- Use security software and keep it updated
- Backup your data periodically
- Isolate the infected system from the network
- Use mail server content scanning and filtering
It is recommended to follow the above mentioned prevention methods and never pay the ransom.
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