Richmond’s housing agency was hit by ransomware demanding an $8,000 ransom. They are not paying, but had to bite the bullet and understand that they have lost a month worth of data. It is noted that, “some of the system’s parts of were outdated and no longer as secure as they were when first installed”. That reads to me like a lot of words that essentially say that the software is outdated and probably unpatched.
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec