Homeland Security Issues Cybersecurity Alert

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Cybersecurity Alert

CYBERSECURITY ALERT

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a cybersecurity alert. According to the alert, The National Cybersecurity and Communication Integration Center (NCCIC) has discovered a campaign that uses multiple malware implants dating back to May 2016.

Unfortunately, malware is like a bad cold. It can hit you more than once–all it takes is a small variation in the code and it can sneak back and terrorize your network once again.

This malware strain causes significant damage and should not be taken lightly. The affected verticals include information technology, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing.

According to the DOHS, the attackers are using stolen credentials as well as implanting malware on critical systems.

WHAT TO DO

The alert advises business’s within these verticals to evaluate their infrastructure to determine if related activity has taken place. Active monitoring of network traffic for the indicators of compromise (IOCs) provided in the report, as well as behavior analysis for similar activity, should be conducted to identify C2 traffic. If you need help with this give EnhancedTECH a call at 714-970-9330 and we can set up a free cybersecurity consultation.

The alert also suggests conducting frequency analysis to determine any unusual fluctuation in bandwidth indicative of a potential data exfiltration and valuate management and client systems should for host indicators provided. For more information about the alert, head to Department of Homeland Security website.

IS YOUR BUSINESS AT RISK?

Yes!

Ransomware perpetrators cast a wide net. They target small to medium sized businesses with IT security loopholes, valuable data, and a modest budget to pay the ransom.

If data is important to your business, you are a target.

To get in to your systems, they may send a phishing email to your staff. Because 94% of people can’t distinguish between a real email and a phishing email 100% of the time, they get in. And if they don’t, they try again until someone somewhere clicks the link.

Make sure you are prepared to defend your business and company data against cyber-criminals schemes. Give EnhancedTECH a call at 714-970-9330 to set up a multi-layered approach to network protection.

Samantha Keller

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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