Italy’s National Cybersecurity Agency has warned organizations worldwide to immediately protect their systems against a massive global ransomware attack. The Agency reported that thousands of computers had already been compromised by this hacking attack, which had a large-scale impact, affecting servers in the USA, Canada, Finland, and France, as well as many locations in Italy.
The Agency said the attack was exploiting a software vulnerability and gave organizations strict instructions to take preventative measures to avoid being locked out of their systems. The Agency’s Director General, Roberto Baldoni, said the attack was unprecedented and seriously threatened global security.
The Agency encouraged all organizations to take immediate action to protect their systems from the attack. It suggested that organizations use a combination of patches, software updates, anti-virus programs, and cybersecurity training to help protect their data and systems.
In addition, the Agency noted that organizations should implement multi-factor authentication to protect their critical accounts and use encryption to secure their data. It also suggested that organizations keep their critical systems and networks up-to-date and build safeguards to identify and contain potential breaches.
The Agency’s warning comes as a reminder to organizations of the importance of cybersecurity. As cyber attackers become more sophisticated, organizations need to upgrade their systems and servers to be aware of the latest threats and ensure they have the right measures to protect their systems and data. It is essential to protect the integrity of the organization’s data and the safety of its customers, employees, and stakeholders.