Experts Insight On Hackers Steal Data From US Nuclear Missile Contractor

Following the news that cyber criminals have stolen sensitive data from and encrypted the devices of a company which supports the US Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, cybersecurity experts provide an insight below.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Tony Cole, CTO ,  Attivo Networks
June 04, 2020
Practical measures include ensuring all data is backed up with copies kept offline.
This is yet another high-profile example of a contractor being inadvertently used by threat actors to carry out a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks are particularly prevalent at this time because threat actors know organisations may have left themselves vulnerable in the rush to avoid business disruption during the pandemic. To deal effectively with ransomware organisations need to move fro ....
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Matt Lock, Technical Director ,  Varonis
June 04, 2020
Sure, it’s important to train users about phishing, perform backups and patch systems.
Cybercrime has matured. Executives and boards must understand that cybercrime is no longer relegated to the realm of amateurs hoping to strike it rich with an untargeted ransomware attack. Organized cybercriminals are big-game hunting, and they are gunning for companies to take down. Companies are reaching a turning point where they understand that it’s inevitable they will succumb to a cyberat ....
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