DHS Issues Warning for Recent Brute Force Cyberattacks
The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning of brute force cyber attacks. According to the alert, hackers are using an attack known as password spraying.
Password spray attacks involve an unauthorized user attempting a single password against multiple accounts before moving on to attempt a second password. This process avoids the user's account becoming locked and alerting them about suspicious activity.
According to the alert, the attackers use social engineering tactics to identify organizations, easily-guessed passwords, other compromised accounts, and more.
How to Avoid CyberAttacks?
Employee Education: CYBERSECURITY 101 It's critical that your staff understands what ransomware is and the threats that it poses. Provide your team with specific learning experience examples of suspicious emails with clear instructions on what to do if they encounter a potential ransomware lure (i.e. don’t open attachments, if you see something, say something, etc.) see CYBERSECURITY 101 training program.
Security: To protect against ransomware and other risks, Antivirus software is essential for any business to Ensure you PREVENT, PROTECT AND DEFEND against ransomware and other risks. Ensure your security software is up to date to protect against newly identified threats. Keep all business applications patched and updated to minimize vulnerabilities.
Backup Disaster recovery: Modern total data protection solutions take snapshot-based, incremental backups as frequently as every five minutes to create a series of recovery points. If your business suffers a ransomware attack, this technology allows you to roll-back your data to a point-in-time before the corruption occurred. First, you don’t need to pay the ransom to get your data back. Second, since you are restoring to a point-in-time before the ransomware infected your systems, you can be certain everything is clean and the malware can’t be triggered again.
EmailSecurity: Use a real Cloud-based email security platform, a robust, secure, and legally compliant email encryption.
Quarterly Network Security Assessments: Did you know that most security vulnerabilities occur inside a business, behind the firewall? In fact, more than 70% of all cyber security incidents today are the result of INTERNAL security issues that no firewall, anti-virus or malware device could have prevented. schedule yours now.
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