Nearly 1,000 employees in ASCO’s Zaventem, Belgium, office have been left incapable of doing their jobs after a ransomware attack crippled the aircraft-parts manufacturer, according to a June 11 report from vrt NWS.
“From the ISF’s standpoint, everyone who has access to an organization’s information and systems should be made aware of the risks from ransomware and the actions required to minimize those risks,” said Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum.
“The bottom line is that if you can’t do without the information and you don’t have a backup, then paying is the only option you have left to recapture your data. Therefore, prevention is the way to go to better protect yourself.”
ASCO temporarily shut down operations at its headquarters in Zaventem in the aftermath of the attack, as was reported by Data News.