Ransomware Update

Ransomeware updateRansomware Update

Adobe Systems makers of the widely used flash software for internet browsers with over 1 billion users has issued an emergency update on Thursday to patch newly discovered security flaw . The new security update is for OS X, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. This update has been issued to resolve “critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system” in other words Ransomware.


The topic of Ransomware is something we have highlighted a few times in the past couple of months. For those who missed those posts: Ransomware and what you need to know.


Ransomware is effectively a virus, usually delivered through an email attachment that infects a computer or network and allows hackers to hold your company data hostage. Recent attacks have seen hackers demanding sums of more than €20,000 and threating to delete all business data if they don’t receive it. Read: Ransomware and what you need to know.


To protect against these type of attacks Sleepless recommends installing an up-to-date security software such as Webroot.


Webroot is the world’s smallest and fastest endpoint security client, a smarter way to solve malware prevention and endpoint security performance and management issues. Read more on Webroot.


For information on how to protect your business from the threat of ransomware read: Ransomware and what you need to know or contact Sleepless.


Why choose Sleepless:

  • Sleepless Infrastructure is located in Ireland, Dublin | Galway and UK, London. The Dublin and London facilities hold all the global certifications that are generally required by the industry e.g. ISO 27001 / 9000 PCI DSS etc. Sleepless are registered as a Data Processor with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner
  • Sleepless operate our business in accordance with standards set down by ISO 27001, ensuring Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of all customer data.
  • Sleepless have a proven track record of providing an excellent quality of service for our customers and bring significant experience and technical knowhow to your application. Sleepless have a fully manned helpdesk, based out of HQ in Galway City



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