Rackspace Ransomware System Hacked Warning

RackSpace’s recent cyber-attack and the importance of cybersecurity

RackSpace, a public company with over $3 billion in annual revenue, was recently hacked, resulting in their Microsoft Exchange Email Hosting platform being hit with ransomware.

Furthermore, more than two months later, they have not been able to fully recover their customers’ data. The total losses are adding up, with the most recent estimate of just the loss to RackSpace being over $30 million, not including any losses to their customers.

Many companies that have been affected by the RackSpace ransomware attack are beyond frustrated and unable to access their historic emails, explains CEO of Juern Technology, Neal Juern, which can have significant legal implications. This disaster was completely avoidable. To survive a data disaster, your business can do the following three things.

Three Steps to Surviving a Data Disaster

  1. Do not host your email on Microsoft Exchange or hosted Microsoft Exchange.

    There have been many vulnerabilities in the last year and a half that have hit Exchange, and it is challenging to secure the platform. To avoid the Microsoft Exchange headache, move to Microsoft Office 365, which has many more protections surrounding it.

  2. You must have effective and tested disaster recovery systems and plans.

    It is essential to have a disaster recovery system that works when you need it. Do not compromise on your disaster recovery system; it is your last line of defense.

  3. Get a third-party audit of your systems to find out if you have any unpatched vulnerabilities in your environment.

    An external resource can check the work of your IT department or provider to gain confidence that you will not be the next victim.

Get a Third-Party Audit of Your Systems

Additionally, to ensure that you are not the slowest gazelle on the prairie and become the next victim of a cyber-attack like the RackSpace ransomware attack, it is vital to take these steps.

Worried about your company’s cybersecurity? Don’t wait, reach out to a professional to conduct a cybersecurity assessment before it’s too late.

Many professionals offer a free assessment to identify any vulnerabilities in your computer network that you may need to fix immediately.

Keep in mind that with the increasing number of cyber-attacks, it is essential to prioritize cybersecurity to ensure that your business is protected from any potential data disasters.

The cost of being proactive and ensuring the security of your data is minimal compared to the potential losses that can occur from a data breach.

Take Action to Protect Your Business

Moreover, if you’re concerned about the security of your company’s data, it’s time to act. Don’t wait until it’s too late and you’ve already fallen victim to a cyber-attack.

We’re here to help. Juern Technology currently offering a FREE cybersecurity assessment for the first 20 companies that reach out to us.

This assessment will identify any major vulnerabilities in your system and provide recommendations on how to improve your security.

If you’re not one of the first 20 companies, we still encourage you to reach out to us for an assessment at our cost of $3,000. Ultimately, this is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your company is secure from hackers, viruses, and even rouge employees.

Don’t be the slowest gazelle. Call us today at (210) 245-6900 to schedule your cybersecurity assessment or visit us online at www.juerntech.com/cybersecurity-assessment/.