NetStandard’s Security Minute Series Data exfiltration by attackers is on the rise. By some statistics, up to 80% of all ransomware attacks now include the threat of leaking data publicly. It’s the future of ransomware: Ransomware: The Data Exfiltration and Double Extortion Trends…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series This Tuesday, 5/4, I’m doing a webinar with Miller Group. Sign up, tell your friends! The Ransomware Task Force, a group of more than 50 cybersecurity experts, has published a detailed framework for how public and private entities can…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series In this week’s big-game ransomware news, Revil announced that they have attacked Quanta, a Taiwanese computer manufacturer. Quanta is notable because the company is one of Apple’s largest suppliers, and manufactures MacBooks and Apple Watches. Revil…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series This past week was Patch Tuesday! This month includes new patches for Microsoft Exchange. The new Exchange vulnerabilities are not known to be exploited in the wild….yet….though with the increased attack focus on Exchange these days,…Read More
Your Data Is More Valuable Than Your Device Because it’s 2021, and the entire IT industry has spent literal decades telling everyone they need backups, I’m sure you have a backup system in place. Hopefully you sleep well at night,…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series We have all seen the “fake tech support” scams, or the various similar ones that all involve talking to a scammer in a (usually foreign) datacenter somewhere. KnowBe4 called one of these scammers and documented the…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series Since the release of ransomware targeting the new Exchange vulnerabilities (which Scott discussed last week), the number of attacks has grown by 10X. This has become the most significant software vulnerability in a very long time: Exploits…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series So the Exchange attacks just keep getting worse. The estimated number of affected Exchange servers is up into the tens of thousands (I’ve seen some estimates in the hundreds of thousands!), and there are at least…Read More
Last week, it was widely reported that four previously unknown or “zero-day” vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange Server software were being actively exploited by groups of cyber attackers. These defects could allow attackers to steal data or deploy malicious software to…Read More
NetStandard’s Security Minute Series The biggest news of the week: Microsoft announced emergency out-of-band patches for Exchange Server, to fix 4 actively exploited 0-day vulnerabilities. There are many, many reports of hundreds of servers being compromised – basically every security…Read More
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