We have been watching the spread of ransomware and this malware's success with increasing concern.

Hospitals appear to be of particular interest this year.

 

And who hasn't had a friend or colleague call in a panic this year already.

 

As many of you know, most ransomware gets onto the system through a phishing attack, so Adobe's emergency update earlier this week was concerning on multiple levels.

 

1 - Does this mean we can expect ransomware drive-by-downloads

2 - What is the next bug in Flash that will be exploited.

 

If you haven't read about this update yet, you can hit any of arstechnica, macrumors and the of course the popular press.

 

This patch includes updates to prevent the Cerber form of ransomware and the fact that it is an emergency patch means it's been seen in the wild.

If you haven't already done so, please update flash it's windows and macOS.

 

And share your experiences, as we all know with ransomware - either you have a backup or you payup