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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.

Sophos Unveils Fileless Malware, Ransomware Defense

Sophos unveils Dynamic Shellcode Protection, a defense that can protect against attacks that involve fileless malware & ransomware & remote access agents.

CompuCom Malware Attack: MSP’s Statement and Details

CompuCom MSP suffers malware attack. Darkside ransomware involved? Ironically, Office Depot parent ODP is seeking to sell CompuCom.

Research: Cloud Ransomware Hit Nearly 40% of Healthcare Organizations in 2020

Cloud ransomware attacks hit nearly 40 percent of healthcare organizations in 2020, Netwrix’s 2021 Cloud Data Security Report reveals.

IBM Security Report: Ransomware Top Cyber Threat in 2020

Ransomware was 2020’s top cyber threat & comprised 23% of cyberattacks, the IBM Security “2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index” shows.

BlackBerry 2021 Threat Report: Are Hackers Increasingly Targeting MSSPs?

Hackers increasingly leveraged ransomware to compromise MSSPs as part of highly targeted cybercrime campaigns in 2020, BlackBerry research reveals.

Hackers Exploit Accellion FTA for Data Theft, Extortion

Cybercriminals exploit Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) zero-day vulnerabilities to steal data from global organizations, FireEye says.

SolarWinds Cyberattack Cleanup Costs: SWI Earnings, Senate & House Hearings May Provide Clues

How much will SolarWinds cyberattack cost to clean up? SWI Q4 2020 earnings & SolarWinds CEO testimony during House & Senate hearings may provide cleanup cost clues.

Kia Motors Denies Ransomware Attack Report

Kia Motors America denies that it suffered DoppelPaymer ransomware attack amid IT outage reports at the major manufacturer.

DOJ Charges North Korean Hackers With Digital Crimes

U.S. Justice Department charges three North Korea-backed cyber operatives with conspiring to steal & extort more than $1.3B in cash & cryptocurrency.

North Korean Hackers Targeted Pfizer, South Korea Claims

North Korean hackers attempted to break into Pfizer network servers and steal COVID-19 vaccine information, report says.