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SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

For much of ransomware’s evolution, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have failed to embrace the idea that they are ransomware targets. After all, why target an SMB when Fortune 500 companies have the much deeper pockets? Seemingly, a hacker...

/ July 15, 2021 / 2 Comments
Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Disaster recovery (DR) is the only real defense against ransomware attacks. However, a recent survey of 150 technical and business decision makers from organizations with more than 150 employees, conducted by cloud hosting services provider iland, suggests most organizations are...

/ July 8, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Ransomware Update

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Ransomware Update

NOTE TO CLARIFY ON AN EARLIER COMMUNICATION: SKOUT Cybersecurity’s product offerings do not use Kaseya in any means and are not impacted by this incident. If you have any questions, please contact the Security Operations Center. Threat Update Kaseya has...

/ July 3, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Supply Chain Exploit Distributing Ransomware

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Supply Chain Exploit Distributing Ransomware

Threat Update On July 2nd, 2021, Kaseya’s Remote Monitoring and Management Platform “Kaseya VSA” was exploited with signs of a sophisticated Supply Chain attack. Kaseya VSA is now actively being used by threat actors to distribute ransomware. Kaseya has taken...

/ July 2, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Wormable Ransomware Targeting Linux and Docker instances

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Wormable Ransomware Targeting Linux and Docker instances

Threat Update A new ransomware built in Bash has been discovered targeting Linux and Docker cloud containers. This malware is built in Bash and has been given the name “DarkRadiation”. There is no currently known information about the delivery methods...

/ June 30, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. This form of malware is designed to encrypt a victim’s network data and hold it hostage until the requested ransom is paid. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen a steady stream of ransomware attacks...

/ June 15, 2021
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: DarkSide Ransomware Group Strikes Again

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: DarkSide Ransomware Group Strikes Again

Threat Update The ransomware group responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack has struck again – this time affecting European subsidiaries of Toshiba. Some of Toshiba’s networks were shut down in response, demonstrating how effective ransomware is becoming as a method...

/ May 22, 2021 / 2 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

The havoc wreaked by the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack—which caused a gas shortage in the southeastern United States and cost the company a reported $850,000 to resolve—highlights the immense risk ransomware poses to companies and national security.

/ May 21, 2021
A conversation about ransomware in 2021

A conversation about ransomware in 2021

The year 2021 continues to see a surge in ransomware as the world’s cyber ecosystem begins to ease into a post-pandemic phase. The education and healthcare sectors remain particularly vulnerable to ransomware as hackers attempt to squeeze more out of...

/ April 7, 2021 / 1 Comment