Sophos is aware of a widespread ransomware attack which is affecting several organizations in multiple countries. It is known as Bad Rabbit and has similarities to the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack that affected Ukraine and other countries. Initial reports are, Bad Rabbit is mainly affecting Russian organizations but other countries are affected as well.
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Sophos Intercept X and Exploit Prevention customers were protected against this attack proactively with no updates required.
The investigation of this threat is still ongoing and this article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
For more information about protection in other Sophos products, see the table below.
Follow any actions needed for the Sophos products you are using, as detailed in the Are Sophos customers protected? section above.
Additionally Sophos recommends following the Anti-Virus and HIPS best practice settings and checking if the computers are running the latest updates.
The table below provides a timeline of new/additional protection created for this threat.
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