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Cybersecurity Advisory: SolarWinds Orion Compromise Updates

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Mike Beagles

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Government and private-sector organizations continue to release updates concerning a variety of topics related to the SolarWinds Orion compromise. In December, SolarWinds Orion, a prominent information technology (IT) monitoring and management solution, was compromised via a backdoor exploit by a sophisticated state-sponsored cyberattacker. The application was discovered to be communicating with unknown third-party servers through traffic deliberately designed to mimic normal activity. This compromise was highly sophisticated and affects many public and private organizations across the world.

In this article, we have provided information regarding several important SolarWinds-related developments.

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Here’s What Mission-Critical Agencies Should Do About the SolarWinds Breach

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Mike Beagles

Last week a serious cybersecurity breach concerning SolarWinds’ Orion network- and remote-monitoring platform was revealed. Orion has been implemented by a great many organizations, including the White House, the Pentagon, the U.S Department of energy and many other government agencies and technology companies. 

This cyberattack was particularly clever, in that the perpetrators designed the malware to look like Orion software files with a signed certificate. When the user deployed what he or she thought was a legitimate update, the malware was distributed. The traffic looked exactly like Orion traffic, so there were no red flags; consequently, it was easy to overlook the breach, which is why it was so widely distributed. Learn more about how this breach can impact public safety agencies by registering for MCP's cyber briefing today at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SolarWinds Orion Backdoor

Posted on December 15, 2020 by Mike Beagles

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

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Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Egregor Ransomware

Posted on December 10, 2020 by Mike Beagles

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

This week, there is a new critical alert that requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention.

Advisory Overview

The ransomware-as-a-service variant “Egregor” is spiking across the cybersecurity and information technology (IT) landscape after the shutdown of the notorious Maze ransomware campaign. Some major organizations have fallen victim to the malware, including Kmart, Cencosud (a retail giant in South America), Randstad NV (the world’s largest staffing company and owner of Monster.com), and Translink (Vancouver’s bus and rail transportation system).

The ransomware has been seen hijacking printers and repeatedly printing the ransom note. In the case of retail organizations, the ransom note has been printing on consumers’ receipts at checkout. Mission Critical Partners recommends deploying advanced endpoint protection to block ransomware pre-execution.

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Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Ryuk Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

Posted on November 2, 2020 by Mike Beagles

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potentially serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

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