Weekly: More on Microsoft and Acer Receives $50 Million in Ransom Demands

March 26, 2021 Digital Shadows

ShadowTalk hosts Alec, Austin, Charles, and Digital Shadows CISO Rick bring you the latest in threat intelligence. This week they cover:

  • The team discusses the latest on Exchange Servers vulnerabilities - should guards still be up?
  • Austin takes us through the timeline of ransomware taking advantage of vulnerabilities regarding Microsoft
  • Austin talks $50 million ransom against Acer - biggest known ransom request in modern history. What does this mean for the threat landscape going forward?
  • A phishing campaign has stolen 400,000 OWA/O365 creds - how to make yourself the hardest target possible

Get this week’s intelligence summary at: https://resources.digitalshadows.com/digitalshadows/weekly-intelligence-summary-26-march

***Resources from this week’s podcast***

Microsoft Vulnerabilities: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-92-percent-of-exchange-servers-safe-from-proxylogon-attacks/

Acer Ransom: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/computer-giant-acer-hit-by-50-million-ransomware-attack/

Black Kingdom Ransomware: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-exchange-servers-now-targeted-by-black-kingdom-ransomware/

Office 365 Phishing: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-phishing-attacks-bypassing-email-gateways/

2021 Tax Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/tax-and-unemployment-fraud-in-2021/

Cybercriminal Perspective Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/the-cybercriminal-perspective/

Also, don’t forget to reach out to - shadowtalk@digitalshadows.com

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