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Cybersecurity Breaches and Attacks

MSSP Alert’s news coverage and analysis of cybersecurity breaches and attacks — including hackers, malware, viruses, worms, ransomware, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), phishing, stolen passwords, social engineering and more.

Ransomware Attacks Target Backups, NAS (Network Attached Storage)

Ransomware attacks target network attached storage (NAS) devices via the Internet, threatening backup data security, Kaspersky research says.

Louisiana Ransomware Update: 75% of Motor Vehicle Offices Still Closed

Louisiana is still reeling from November 2019 ransomware attack on the state’s servers as nearly 75 percent of its motor vehicle offices are still closed, reports said.

CyrusOne Ransomware Attack Impacts 6 MSP Customers

CyrusOne suffers ransomware attack that impacts six managed services customers, the data center provider and MSP confirms. 

Ransomware Attacks New Jersey’s Livingston Public Schools

New Jersey’s Livingston Public Schools suffers ransomware attack. Malware compromises servers, renders data inaccessible & forces class delays.

Louisiana Ransomware Attack Update: Most State Online Services Available

Louisiana state websites & many online government services are available after a ransomware attack against state government servers was discovered November 18, 2019.

Ransomware Attacks Involve Fake Microsoft Windows Updates

Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave identifies a fake Microsoft Windows update that cybercriminals are using to launch ransomware attacks.

Pemex Ransomware Attack: Mexico Oil, Gas Recovery Update

Petroleos Mexicano (Pemex) ransomware attack recovery update. How the Mexican state oil and gas conglomerate is striving to bring systems back online.

Ransomware Attack Hits Web Hosting Provider SmarterASP

Ransomware attack hits ASP.NET web hosting provider SmarterASP.NET. The malware attack & encryption software affects the company and its customers.

Former MSP Employee Apparently Hacks Customer Email

A Microsoft Office 365 email consultant & former MSP (managed IT services provider) employee pleads guilty to hacking a former customer, a report says.

Hackers Target ConnectWise Automate, MSP Software Company Warns

Ransomware attacks again target ConnectWise Automate, an MSP-focused RMM (remote monitoring & management) software platform, ConnectWise warns.