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CyberCure Ep 68


This podcast will give you a summary of the latest news related to cyber intelligence and proactive cybersecurity in only a few minutes. The podcast is aimed at professionals who are short on time, or for anyone who would like to know a bit more about what is REALLY happening out there in the cyber world. The focus of this podcast will be on the latest cyber events for non-technical people; anyone can listen and understand. In this special podcast, we will discuss Kaseya. Kaseya is a software company located in Florida, USA. They claim to have more than 40,000 organizations around the world using one of Kaseya’s industry-leading IT solutions. KASEYA has a product named VSA, it's a Remote Monitoring & Management set of tools aimed for different organizations and service providers. one of its features is Automating software patch management and vulnerability management to ensure that all systems are up to date and another feature is managing backups and antiviruses on remote systems. By design KASEYA VSA needs to have privileged access to the remote computers it manages. Kaseya said in a statement that approximately 50 of its direct customers were breached in a cyber attack. The attackers were able to gain access using the update server to the clients' networks and from there encrypt remote computers. Since many of Kaseya's customers provide IT services to small businesses such as restaurants and accounting firms it is difficult to estimate the number of businesses that were impacted because of this cyber attack. Another consequence was that the Swedish coop grocery store chain was forced to close 800 stores during several days. Experts say it was no coincidence that REvil launched the attack at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, knowing U.S. offices would be lightly staffed. Many victims may not learn of it until they are back at work on Monday. Short time after the incident Kaseya said it sent a detection tool to nearly 900 customers. https://news.nucleon.sh/2021/07/29/cyber-news-update-67/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That’s it for this podcast, stay safe and see you in the next podcast. Don’t forget to visit www.nucleoncyber.com for the latest podcasts on cyber intelligence.