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Beware Apple Users; Your Devices are No Longer Safe From Ransomware or Data Mining Attacks

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A new attack on Apple products has penetrated the basic Apple software protections, affected MacOS environments, and is rapidly gaining attention as a viable virus attack on your phones, tablets, and computers.  

Apple users should be concerned as EvilQuest ransomware is a type of TheifQuest.  By definition, ThiefQuest is a malicious ransomware attack that steals your data and encrypts it until a ransom request is paid.

How does ThiefQuest ransomware work: When executed, it replicates itself by modifying the MacOS programs and inserting its own code. The ransomware encrypts all your data in any of your macOS environments connected to a network at your office or home, which truly makes EvilQuest a real MacOS virus.

This is bad news for Mac users as there are fewer MacOS users when compared to  Windows OS worldwide. For many years, macOS was thought to be virus-free and safe, but now attackers are explicitly going after anyone who appears to be an easy target on MacOS systems.

PacStates vCIO Ryan Baskharoon is always available to help answer questions, navigate your network protection options, protect against Cybersecurity attacks, and educate our community on leading issues through our Early Risers Virtual Round Table discussions which occur every fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 am.  

PacStates provides some of the best cybersecurity protection products in the world to ensure a secure lockdown for your network and prevent attacks like this from happening.

Due to the ever-evolving threats of AI (Artificial Intelligence), which is best known as a Super Computer running the attacks from afar, Our vCIO Ryan Baskharoon’s job is to make sure our client’s network and businesses are appropriately locked-down to prevent attacks like this from happening. He helps navigate the level of threat, necessary protections, and recommends which software will be best for each individual case.

Ryan reminds us that Attackers always go after the low-hanging fruit. He warns our clients that if you are only using a firewall and not protecting the workstations with the right software, you may be targeted by ransomware attackers. 

SentinelOne, our leading endpoint protection software, has created a decryptor that will allow macOS users to roll back their files after an EvilQuest attack. This will enable the end-user to avoid paying the EvilQuest cyberattack ransom (which can sometimes save a company millions of dollars).

If you would like more information about this topic or need us to provide your business with a network and security assessment, please reach out to us for a FREE no-obligation conversation with our vCIO Ryan Bhaskaroom at 775-284-4127 and check out more helpful information on our website at www.pacstatesnv.com.

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