Remote Desktop Protocol

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on October 11, 2023, urging companies (particularly those in the critical infrastructure sector) to take steps to mitigate cyber threats for AvosLocker Ransomware.

The Advisory urges companies to:

  • Restrict Remote Desktop Protocol
  • The FBI and CISA issued a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory “#StopRansomware: Snatch Ransomware” on September 20, 2023. The Advisory outlines the indicators of compromise and observed tactics, techniques, and procedures of Snatch so organizations can identify, mitigate, and respond to an attack using the Snatch ransomware variant.

    Snatch has been hitting the Defense Industrial Base (DIB)

    On August 25, 2021, the FBI issued a Flash Alert to warn companies, especially in the health care industry, about the proliferation of attacks by threat actors using Hive ransomware.

    According to the Flash Alert, Hive was first observed in June 2021: “Hive ransomware uses multiple mechanisms to compromise business networks, including phishing emails with

    The FBI recently issued a Flash Alert warning higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and seminaries about increasing numbers of ransomware attacks affecting the education industry. According to the warning, “Since March 2020, the FBI has become aware of PYSA ransomware attacks against US and foreign government entities, educational institutions, private companies, and the healthcare sector