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Neu Cyber Threats – 28th July 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Neu Cyber Threats, a weekly series in which we bring attention to the latest cyber attacks, scams, frauds, malware including Ransomware and DDoS, in order to ensure you stay safe online.

Here are the most prominent threats which you should be aware of:

 

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New Linux Malware Framework Allows Rootkit Installs

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A new piece of malware dubbed the “Swiss Army Knife” due to its modular architecture and capabilities has been recently discovered within the wild.

The malware is used to target Linux machines and employs a previously undetected threat called Lightning Framework. The core module for this framework acts on two tasks, maintaining persistency and establishing a connection to the command-and-control (C2) server, allowing for the ability to fetch commands.

This gives the attacker access to run remote code and traverse the network. It is the fifth malware strain discovered for Linux machines within three months. The other 4 are BDFDoor, Symbiote, Syslogk and OrBit.

To stay protected against this malware, ensure security measures are in place. Deploying network monitoring and using reputable anti-virus systems all assist with defending against attacks like this.

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Ukrainian Radio Station Hacked

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The Ukrainian Radio station TAVR Media became the latest victim of a cyber attack last Thursday. The hack resulted in broadcasting a message from the Ukrainian president stating he was seriously ill. As confirmed, later on, it was a fake broadcast.

The Radio station confirmed the attack had targeted their servers and network. Their systems were still down due to the attack, but they were working on getting them back up and running.

The fake broadcast also got the president’s attention, forcing him to release a statement on Instagram stating that his health was not in bad stead. Whilst it is unclear how the attackers gained access to the Radio Stations Network, in a related development, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) warned of macro-laden PowerPoint documents that are being used to deploy Agent Tesla malware targeting state organisations of the country.

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Plymouth based Clarion still inoperable, after major cyber attack

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The housing company responsible for 125,000 homes within the UK found itself still not operational after a large cyber attack back in June. This attack has caused chaos for the organisation and has ended in significant financial losses.

The Government has been urged to step in and remove the organisation from being responsible for these homes. The organisation is now also being investigated by the Housing Ombudsman after the regulator found severe failings. The cyber attack and the computer systems being down have created confusion with their client base and led to a damaged reputation.

Although it is still unclear how the cyber attack happened, the amount of damage has been brought to light. Cyber security hygiene is vital to prevent your business from such a disaster. Things like Cyber Essentials can protect a company from 80% of cyber attacks.

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If you are concerned about any cyber security issues within your business, contact us today on 01283 753 333 or email hello@neuways.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a leading IT and technology provider, we offer three core services, all of which have additional add-ons. We offer Managed IT Support, Business Central implementation and consultation, as well as Managed Cyber Security. Call us on 01283 753333 if you are interested in any of our services.

Contact us

Support: 01283 753300

Business Development: 01283 753333

Purchasing: 01283 753322

Admin and Accounts: 01283 753311

Email: hello@neuways.com

Managed IT support is a comprehensive solution where an expert IT provider, like Neuways, handles your technology infrastructure. This includes proactive monitoring, maintenance, cyber security, and support.

Yes we do. Your business needs Cyber Security due to the increasing number of cyber threats that are affecting businesses in all industries. If your business has data and technology systems implemented, you will need Managed Cyber Security.

We can help you conduct Cyber Audits to assess whether your business would gain Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification. Our dedicated departments work with your team to assess how much work is required before you gain Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We will then provide advice and consultation on what aspects you need to change within your business before providing a quote on how we can assist your company become Cybersafe.

Yes we can. We have our own dedicated Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central teams who work to ensure that we can implement the right systems and solutions into your website that are absolute right for you. Our experienced business consultants have worked all over the world for organisations operating on a global scale. 

Exclaimer Pro is a dynamic email signature that helps clients to switch and change around email signatures so that clients are able to advertise different offers and brands to a variety of email recipients. Administrators can also manage user emails internally, meaning the user does not have to touch their own email signature.

We offer Managed Security Training to help employees spot email phishing attacks, spear phishing attacks and vishing attacks. We also help train clients on how to use the various pieces of software we provide to clients, like Exclaimer Pro, Business Central and Cybersafe software.

We are a Managed IT Support provider based in Derby, East Midlands. However, we cover so many areas including the whole of the UK, Europe, and America. We are always willing to travel and send our expert technicians to ensure you have the best experience. 

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