Category: IT Security

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs A software company has been forced to remind customers to patch a two-year-old flaw in a third-party plug-in, after reports it is being exploited to infect scores of companies with GandCrab ransomware via their managed security provider (MSP). The issue relates to CVE-2017-18362, a flaw that affects the Connectwise Manage plug-in for the Kaseya VSA remote-monitoring tool. ConnectWise Manage is a professional services automation (PSA) product popular among…

Average DDoS attack volumes increase by 194%

Average DDoS attack volumes grew by 194% in 12 months The volume and complexity of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018, according to Link11. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to 5Gbps, and 59% of attacks used multiple attack vectors. Key findings of Link11’s Q4 DDoS report include:…

The Financial Impact of Data Breach?

Worried About the Financial Impact of Data Breach? 5 Reasons to Insure Given the complexities and ever-changing threats it is important to be as proactive as possible. Despite the rising cost of data breaches most organisations are unprepared to deal with the financial and reputational repercussions. Joe Collinwood Founder and CEO of CySure explains why cyber insurance is a business essential. Cyber risk remains a key concern for every boardroom and small…

End to end security solution for LoRaWAN

Microchip and The Things Industries announce industry’s first end-to-end security solution for LoRaWAN devices CryptoAuthentication™ device and managed LoRa join servers enable developers to deploy secure connected applications on LoRaWAN™ networks. As the LoRa® (Long Range) technology ecosystem accelerates, security remains an area for improvement in the market due to vulnerabilities that leave the network and application server keys accessible in the memory of modules and microcontrollers (MCUs) paired with…

Mac Malware Targets Cryptocurrency Wallets

New Mac Malware Targets Cookies to Steal From Cryptocurrency Wallets Mac users need to beware of a newly discovered piece of malware that steals their web browser cookies and credentials in an attempt to withdraw funds from their cryptocurrency exchange accounts. Dubbed CookieMiner due to its capability of stealing cookies-related to cryptocurrency exchanges, the malware has specifically been designed to target Mac users and is believed to be based on DarthMiner, another…

5 Resolutions for Your IoT Security Strategy

A new year has arrived, and with it comes the opportunity to make all kinds of transformations to help your business. No matter how you navigated the dangerous threat landscape during the past years, it’s time for all of us in operational technology (OT) security to make firm decisions to do or not do something for the safety of our business and environment. This year, we will see more breaches where bad…

J700 Group Our new 0800 number

We are pleased to announce that you can now contact us for free on our new 0800 freephone number, call us today to discuss how we can improve your business IT and help you company grow, call us on 0800 7723 700 J700 Group Limited is ideally placed to advise, support and deliver all your IT requirements,   We have over  24 years experience and have the knowledge and skills…