Security Breach – 25 Feb 2021

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Security Breach – 25 Feb 2021

Are you Cyber Resilient?  Is your company prepared to not just survive a cyberattack but thrive?

You are if you’re cyber resilient. By building your organisation’s defences with an eye toward cyber resilience, you give your business a better chance of making it through the unpleasantness of a cyberattack with minimal disruption to your workflow or your budget.

Companies that are cyber resilient have their bases covered, with security solutions that work together to provide layered protection. That creates strength by adding more roadblocks and warning systems between cybercriminals and your data.

For example, if your IT team is getting real-time threat intelligence from Dark Web ID, they know immediately if one of your company’s credentials appears in a Dark Web market, giving them time to take care of the issue before it becomes a disaster.

Building cyber resilience also means making sure that your business can keep operating during challenging times.

You shouldn’t have to shut down operations and experience major disruptions like loss of access to email because of cybercrime. In many defence plans, even when a cyberattack is repelled, businesses still experience significant disruptions.

A cyber resilient organisation can quarantine problems, keeping them away from operations to minimize the impact of a cyberattack.

Companies that are using DUO Security have access to that capability through single sign on backed up with even more protection through multifactor authentication.

A new cyberattack is launched every 39 seconds, but in this economy, you can’t afford to buy every solution on the market.

Get more value out of simple solutions when they work together and build your company’s cyber resilience.

Recent Breaches


United States – Kia Motors America

Exploit: Ransomware

Risk to Small Business: Severe: Kia Motors America has experienced a suspected ransomware attack that has had a severe impact on its entire US operation. Crippling some functions and impacting others for dealers and consumers. Services impacted include mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, payment systems, owner’s portal, and internal sites used by dealerships.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted:  50 million

 Australia – Australian orgs exposed to Accellion vulnerability

Exploit: Hacked

Risk to Small Business: Severe: The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned that Australian organisations may have been impacted by the Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) vulnerability that was behind the Reserve Bank of New Zealand data breach disclosed last week.

The SQL injection vulnerability has the potential to be exploited to provide attackers with access to content stored on and accessible by the FTA instance.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: Severe: Organisations should also conduct an audit of their file transfer application (FTA) user accounts for any changes, and consider requiring a password reset for FTA users, the advisory states. But ultimately, because Accellion considers the file transfer application (FTA) to be a legacy product, organisations still using the product should migrate to supported products.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

Protect your data and systems by implementing a solid cybersecurity plan today. Talk to a TCT team member today and we can show you how.

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