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MSSP Alert’s news coverage of cybersecurity, malware, ransomware, managed security services providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response (MDR), security operations centers (SOCs), SIEM, SOAR and more. Contact Us: Send news and inquiries to MSSP Alert Editor Joe Panettieri, Joe@AfterNines.com. Text urgent inquiries to Joe’s cell phone: 1-631-463-8600. Our staff contacts are listed here.

Ransomware Attacks AXA Insurance Subsidiary

Ransomware attacks Asia Assistance, an AXA subsidiary that offers call center services in Europe and Asia.

French Insurer AXA Drops Ransomware Payment Coverage

European insurer AXA will no longer underwrite cyber insurance policies to reimburse companies for ransomware payments after cyber attacks.

U.S. Cybersecurity Budget: Will Potential DHS Increase Benefit MSSPs?

How the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cybersecurity budget may increase 25 percent in fiscal year 2022.

Kaspersky: TunnelSnake Campaign Targeting Diplomatic Bureaus in Asia, Africa

TunnelSnake malware gives attacker nearly unlimited control over a computer’s operating system, endpoint security software company Kaspersky says.

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 14 May 2021

Today’s MSSP news involves Cisco Systems, Elastic, Kenna Security, Query.AI, Rapid7, Singtel, Swimlane, Trustwave, Vectra AI & more.

Cisco Acquires Kenna Security; MSPs and MSSPs Gain Vulnerability Management

Cisco Systems acquires Kenna Security, which offers SaaS-based vulnerability management subscription services to MSPs & MSSPs.

Singtel May Sell TrustWave MSSP, Cybersecurity Business

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) may sell Trustwave, a Top 250 MSSP, as part of a strategic Trustwave business review, parent company says.

Ransomware Attacks Ireland Health Service; Cybersecurity Partners Investigate

Ransomware attack forces Ireland’s nationwide Health Services Executive (HSE) network to shut down IT systems. HSE’s cybersecurity partners assist cyberattack investigation.

DarkSide Ransomware Attacks IT Services Provider

DarkSide ransomware group allegedly attacks IT services provider/technology services reseller in Illinois. DarkSide victim list grows worldwide.

Toshiba Cyberattack: DarkSide Ransomware Hits Hardware Unit

DarkSide ransomware attacks Toshiba Tec France Imaging Systems, a Toshiba subsidiary that sells point-of-sale (POS) hardware & printers.