Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

The attack, unleashed by a 400,000-strong Mirai-style botnet, may be the largest of its kind on record. A botnet made up of 402,000 enslaved Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices has staged a 13-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against an undisclosed streaming service, according to a blog post by cybersecurity firm Imperva. The company said it successfully counteracted the onslaught and the … More Streaming service withstands 13‑day DDoS siege

NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Outdated computer systems, underinvestment in cybersecurity, and a shortage of cybersecurity awareness and skills impact the organization’s cyber-resilience and conspire to put it in the firing line of cyberattacks. Two years after being badly hobbled by the WannaCryptor outbreak, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) still has a lot of work to do to avoid … More NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

More signs that MSPs must master cybersecurity

Is it worth evolving to become a Managed Security and Service Provider (MSSP)?  The business case seems clear for MSP cybersecurity mastery, but how do you tell when an idea’s time has come? Well, if the volume of stories about Managed Service Providers (MSPs) facing increasingly advanced security threats is any indication, then the time … More More signs that MSPs must master cybersecurity

Criminal hacking hits Managed Service Providers: Reasons and responses

Recent news articles show that MSPs are now being targeted by criminals, and for a variety of nefarious reasons. Why is this happening, and what should MSPs do about it? If you are an MSP, as in managed service provider, or your organization uses the services of an MSP, then you need to be aware … More Criminal hacking hits Managed Service Providers: Reasons and responses