How logging everything helps mitigate ransomware risks

Ransomware attacks, the malicious code that attackers use to encrypt data or lock users out of their devices, have been rampant and are on the rise globally. The largest ransomware payout thus far in 2021 was made by an insurance company at $40 million. A more recent attack occurred in early July and was launched by a group called REvil. The immediate victim was a Florida company, Kaseya, that provides software to companies that manage technology for thousands of smaller firms.


Malware alert: The RedXOR and Mamba attacks and how to defend against them

Picture this: It’s a normal day of working from home as usual since the COVID-19 outbreak. After that satisfying cup of coffee, you log in. But something is wrong. No matter how many times you click, your files don’t open. Your screen is frozen and refuses to budge. And then, you see one of the worst nightmares any IT admin can imagine: “Oops, your files have been encrypted. But don’t worry, we haven’t deleted them yet.


Defending the Internet of Things from hackers and viruses

The 2010 Stuxnet malicious software attack on a uranium enrichment plant in Iran had all the twists and turns of a spy thriller. The plant was air gapped (not connected to the internet) so it couldn’t be targeted directly by an outsider. Instead, the attackers infected five of the plant’s partner organizations, hoping that an engineer from one of them would unknowingly introduce the malware to the network via a thumb drive.


Not Another Phishing and Ransomware Blog!

What can I say further about Ivanti’s mobile threat defense (MTD) solution for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices that has not already been mentioned in any of my previous blogs and quick video demos? If I was to state where Ivanti has a clear advantage over other unified endpoint management competitors, it is with Ivanti’s MTD solution.


Five Questions Your Organization Must Ask to Prepare For a Ransomware Attack

Since last week, I’ve been speaking with Splunk customers and our own team about the cyberattacks impacting the Kaseya software platform. While Splunk was not impacted by the ransomware attack, as a security leader we want to help the industry by providing tools, guidance and support. It’s critical that we work together as a community to counter cybersecurity threats and share information about events like these.


Elastic Security prevents 100% of REvil ransomware samples

Users of Elastic Security are protected through numerous layers of protections against the REvil ransomware that affected Kaseya VSA and its customers. Elastic Security’s layered protections prevented 100% of the REvil ransomware samples tested before damage and loss could occur to the business. We believe that detections and preventions must be layered, as no single protection works 100% of the time.


Kaseya, Sera. What REvil Shall Encrypt, Shall Encrypt

When Splunk told me we would have a “breach holiday” theme for the summer, I didn’t think it would be quite so on the nose… For those of you who have been working on this Kaseya REvil Ransomware incident over the weekend, I salute you. We’ve been doing the same. As usual, my team here at Splunk likes to make sure that we have some actionable material before posting a blog, and this time is no different.