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.

Hacker Fleeces Crypto Market Maker Wintermute in $160 Million Heist of Digital Assets

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Wintermute, which trades some $5 billion daily across multiple crypto venues, is the latest victim in a series of lifts recently.

SpyCloud Report: 90% of Companies Affected by Ransomware in 2022

Many global businesses are struggling with ransomware and lack confidence in their cybersecurity strategies, a report from SpyCloud shows.

Ransomware Attack Knocks Out Leading Library Book Distributor’s Systems and Services

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Baker & Taylor hires third-party vendor to restore impacted product ordering system, phones, service centers and electronic data exchange.

Microsoft: Iranian Threat Actor Exploits Log4j 2 Vulnerabilities in SysAid Apps

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The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center offers recommendations to guard against Log4j 2 vulnerabilities in SysAid apps.

LastPass Hacked; Hires Cybersecurity and Forensics Firm for Breach Investigation

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LastPass data breach investigation: Customer accounts safe but some source code stolen. Second LastPass security incident in past year.

Media Companies Doubly Susceptible to Cyberattacks, Top 250 MSSP BlueVoyant Finds

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Because media companies rely heavily on third-party providers to produce and distribute content, they’re more likely to be malware targets.

Cybersecurity and Government Contractors: Key Considerations

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With the False Claims Act (FCA) in mind, MSSPs & government contractors should review data privacy & cybersecurity requirements in their customer contracts.

Microsoft Hobbles Russian-backed Seaborgium Espionage Phishing Crew

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Microsoft has tracked Russian-sponsored bad actor Seaborgium since 2017, recommends Office 365 cyber defense actions.

Apple Zero Day Vulnerabilities: How to Patch Macs, iPhones and iPads

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MSPs & MSSPs should apply patches to protect Apple Macs, iPhones & iPads from Zero Day vulnerabilities at the browser and kernel level, reports indicated.

Advanced Ransomware Cyberattack: Cloud MSP Recovery Updates

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Advanced, a cloud MSP that hosts healthcare apps for NHS  111, hires Mandiant & Microsoft DART for cyberattack forensics & ransomware recovery services.