From Vulnerability to Execution: A Ransomware Story

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Ransomware infections have been rampant in recent months. But typically, we hear more about the aftermath then what leads to a successful attack. In this episode we get the other angle. Sophos VP of Managed Threat Operations Mat Gangwer shares the multi-week story of an attack, from unpatched vulnerability to execution. The responsible ransomware cell? A new name on the scene called Atom Silo. Hear how they got in, what they did when they were there, and what steps to take to avoid a similar fate.
Here's the full story of this attack: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/10/04/atom-silo-ransomware-actors-use-confluence-exploit-dll-side-load-for-stealthy-attack/
In the news, we cover a couple of very high profile cyber incidents - the Facebook/Instagram/Whats App outage and the Twitch breach. Plus we discuss burnout among cybersecurity pros.
See the headlines:
Facebook apologizes for second outage in a week, services back up

https://www.reuters.com/technology/instagram-feeds-not-loading-some-users-2021-10-08/

10 Biggest Revelations from the Unprecedented Twitch Leak

https://www.inverse.com/gaming/twitch-leak-hack-data-breach-streamer-payout-earnings

Your cybersecurity team will face burnout, and you need to help

https://venturebeat.com/2021/10/09/your-cybersecurity-team-will-face-burnout-and-you-need-to-help/

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