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Although Microsoft reported a decrease in the number of vulnerable Exchange servers, new research shows a large amount of malicious web shells hiding inside networks.
Nearly 100,000 web shells detected on Exchange servers (techtarget.com)
Refreshed guidance from the NCSC recommends a defence-in-depth strategy as schools and universities face a renewed wave of cyber attacks
NCSC beefs up support for education sector after spate of attacks (computerweekly.com)
Record-breaking double-extortion cyber attack saw REvil gang exfiltrate financial data from Taiwan-based PC manufacturer
$50m ransomware demand on Acer is highest ever (computerweekly.com)
Acer hit by apparent attack from REvil ransomware group (techtarget.com)
The investigation into a stolen Mimecast-issued digital certificate is now complete, and vendor said the initial intrusion was Sunburst malware in the SolarWinds Orion platform.
SolarWinds hackers stole Mimecast source code (techtarget.com)
The average amount paid out by ransomware victims has grown almost threefold to more than $300,000 per incident, according to a report
Average ransomware cost triples, says report (computerweekly.com)
Hybrid approach to encryption used by DearCry bears similarities to WannaCry
Unusual DearCry ransomware uses ‘rare’ approach to encryption (computerweekly.com)
Microsoft’s mitigation tool is designed to help customers without dedicated security or IT teams navigate fixing their vulnerable Exchange servers
Microsoft releases one-click ProxyLogon mitigation tool (computerweekly.com)
UK’s national cyber agency calls on organisations affected by the ProxyLogon vulnerabilities to patch their Microsoft Exchange Servers immediately
While only a small number of DearCry ransomware victims have been reported at this time, the infections have hit organizations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and beyond.
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