Monthly Newsletter – July 2021

Monthly Newsletter – July 2021

We can’t believe how quickly this year is going, even with all of the chaos of lockdown and the Euros! It’s certainly been a super busy month! Restrictions being lifted and England making us proud even though they didn’t win! Well done lads!

Monthly Newsletter - July 2021 - Re-solution
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A very quick Happy Birthday to our Sales Director this month! Happy Birthday Jake! We hope you had the best day, love from all of us here at Re-solution!

We are going to take a look at some of the recent cyber-threats in this newsletter courteous of NCSC.gov.uk

Supply chain attack affects Kaseya product

This week a cyber-attack has made a significant impact by affecting a product produced by the US IT firm Kaseya.

The product, Virtual System Administrator, or VSA, is a remote management and monitoring tool which can help administer customer networks. Any service provider using the product may have seen appliances exploited by the attacker, using an undisclosed vulnerability. Once accessed, the attacker can then push malicious files to endpoint machines, encrypt them and have a damaging impact upon customer networks.

The ransomware attack, which has been claimed by the REvil group, has made an impact worldwide including Swedish Coop supermarkets in Sweden and a number of schools in New Zealand.

Ransomware is a common attack and a type of malware which can make data or systems unusable until the victim makes a payment. This of course does not guarantee the criminals will halt the attack.

As well as keeping up to date with the company’s advisory, the NCSC recommends that people who have been affected do not click on any links emailed to them by the attackers as they could be malicious.

Agreement reached on British Airways data breach compensation claim

British Airways has settled a compensation claim following a data breach in 2018.

The breach affected up to 420,000 customers and BA staff, and included names, addresses, and payment card information.

Reports suggest that cyber criminals were able to steal the data due to a Magecart infection on the company’s payment processing pages.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Magecart is a type of web skimming malware which attempts to harvest payment information via malicious JavaScript.

Now we are going to talk about Cisco DUO – multi-factor authentication.

Cisco DUO

DUO is designed to be simple and frictionless for admins to install and even easier for endpoints to use. DUO is not an evasive app, no one will have access to what is on your device. DUO is compatible with everything!

Easy, simple and effective! DUO also checks the security health of your devices, it will let you know if there’s easy steps you can take to protect yourself such as updating your device or turning on screen lock or biometrics.

Protecting your organisation and your personal information is extremely important, more so now than ever. Click here for your free trial!

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