Cyber Threat Report

Cyber Threat Report: Cyber Security News for 03/30/22

Kaspersky Blacklisted By FCC Alongside China Telecom & China Mobile
All three were added to list as they posed national security risks. Companies placed on the entity list are banned from buying parts and components from US companies without government approval. Read More

Not Enough Businesses Have a Formal Ransomware Plan in Place
A paltry 48% or organizations have implemented a formal ransomware plan. Another full year of remote working demonstrated that navigating security risks is proving a significant challenge for businesses. Read More

Using Russian Tech? It's Time to Look at the Risks Again, Says Cybersecurity Chief
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says organizations in several key areas in particular should reconsider the risk of using Russian-controlled products as part of their network or supply chain. Read More

Log4Shell Exploited to Infect VMware Horizon Servers with Backdoors
The Log4Shell vulnerability is being actively exploited to deliver backdoors and cryptocurrency miners to vulnerable VMware Horizon servers. Not only are backdoors and cryptocurrency miners being deployed, but in addition, scripts are used to gather and steal device information. Read More

Microsoft Adding New Driver-Blocklist Feature to Windows Defender
Microsoft is adding a new security option to Windows Defender that is meant to help protect against malicious drivers on Windows 10 and 11 devices. Read More

Ransomware Payments: Here's How Much Falling Victim Will Now Cost You
The average ransom demand made following a ransomware attack has risen to $2.2 million as cyber criminals are becoming bolder and have a bigger impact on the businesses they're targeting. Read More

White House Proposes $10.9 Billion Budget for Cybersecurity
The White House on Monday unveiled a $5.8 trillion budget plan for fiscal year 2023, and cybersecurity appears to be a key priority, with a significant increase in spending compared to the previous year. Read More

FBI: 649 Ransomware Attacks Reported on Critical Infrastructure Organizations in 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says Ransomware attacks hit 14 out of 16 critical infrastructure sectors last year, with healthcare and public health impacted the most. Read More

86% of Organizations Believe They've Faced a Nation-State Cyber-Attack
The research, which surveyed 800 IT decision-makers in Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UK and US, also found that 92% of respondents have faced, or suspect they have faced, a nation-state backed cyber-attack in the past 18 months, or expect to experience one in the future. Read More

Headline Privacy & IT Security Compliance News

This week marks Week 4 of the Russian war on Ukraine. Government agencies including DHS, FBI, and CISA have been warning about the potential for increased cyber attacks against the US, and this appears to be happening.

Once again, now is a good time to confirm your readiness. Patch everything that needs to be patched, remind colleagues to be especially careful with their email, review and update your incident response plans, confirm your backups are properly configured and will work properly if needed, and disconnect your backup systems from your network when the process is completed. This will protect them from being compromised.

Stay alert, stay safe, and keep your shields up.

Get in touch with Chris Kniffin, Corporate Director, to learn more about how the team of experts at JANUS can help protect your business effectively. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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