A warning to SQL Server admins, a logistics company hit by a cyberattack and more.
Welcome to Cyber Safety As of late. It’s Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.
Directors who oversee Microsoft SQL Server databases are being warned to lock down these servers. This comes after security researchers at a South Korean company known as ASEC found a threat actor is concentrated on SQL Servers to set up the Cobalt Strike beacon. That beacon experiences abet to hackers that a server has been penetrated and is ready for surveillance and downloading malware. The researchers pronounce the threat actors are shopping for SQL Servers start to the net. Then they use brute power or dictionary attacks to crack administrator passwords. With that opening they might be able to set up Cobalt Strike on the network. Directors are told to better supply protection to passwords with multifactor authentication and to disconnect SQL Server from the net if far away earn admission to isn’t wished.
Expeditors Global, a U.S. logistics and freight forwarding company, needed to conclude most of its worldwide operations over the weekend after a cyber assault. In step with the Bleeping Computer news insist, a tipster said the company changed into as soon as hit by ransomware. On the opposite hand, that has no longer been confirmed.
On Tuesday afternoon the company said it is working below a industry continuity realizing, using backup procedures and different solutions to toughen possibilities.
The conclude three countries whose net customers suffered knowledge breaches in 2020 were the UK, the US and Canada. That’s in keeping with an evaluation of details by researchers at Surfshark. Roughly 3,400 net customers per million were hacked in the U.Okay., 1,724 per million in the U.S. and 163 per million in Canada. Belgium, Australia, South Africa and France were the next on the list. By the researchers’ estimates, each third online crime victim fell for a phishing assault.
Presumably some appropriate kind news for every person with a smartphone: Researchers at Kaspersky saw the assortment of malware functions installed on cell phones stable by the company dropped in comparison with 2020. On the opposite hand, the past four years maintain been up and down. In 2018 attacks were up, then down in 2019 and abet up in 2020. Overall, even supposing, no longer finest did the assortment of attacks on smartphones dropped last 300 and sixty five days, it changed into as soon as at its lowest point in four years. However while the general assortment of attacks are down, Kaspersky warns the sophistication of malware is going up. Which implies the impact of a successful assault on the user of a cell instrument – such because the theft of a bank fable or stolen knowledge – will be larger than sooner than.
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