What Is a Traffic Analysis Attack?

The times when it was enough to install an antivirus to protect yourself from hackers are long gone. We actually don’t hear much about viruses anymore. However, nowadays, there are many different, more internet-based threats. And unfortunately, you don’t need to be a million-dollar company to become a target of an attack. Hackers these days use automated scanners that search for vulnerable machines all over the internet. One such modern threat is a traffic analysis attack.

Why DDoS remains a bigger threat than ever in the age of the cloud

Distributed denial of service attacks are one of the most established, and oldest, modes of cyber attack, dating back at least a quarter of a century to the mid-1990s. The cloud, on the other hand, is one of the newer revolutions in the tech world. While the term "cloud computing" was actually coined at approximately the same time as the inaugural DDoS attack, it is only over the past several years that the cloud has truly become a ubiquitous part of the computing landscape.

A Year of Supply Chain Attacks: How to Protect Your SDLC

One of the most worrisome trends in cybersecurity today is the skyrocketing incidence of supply chain attacks, such as the ones that hit SolarWinds last year and Kaseya more recently. Because they focus on compromising software development and delivery, supply chain attacks have forced developers and DevOps teams to scramble for solutions. Unfortunately, supply chain attacks are particularly challenging to prevent, detect and remediate, and, because of their stealthy nature, are often devastating.


Are You Spending Enough on Cybersecurity?

Cybercriminals do not discriminate against the organization, people or industry they target. These actors look to exploit vulnerabilities in resources to intercept valuable data from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Cyberattacks are inevitable, and organizations must have the right controls and information security systems to mitigate the impact of an attack.


Kubernetes security issues: An examination of major attacks

In a never-ending game of cat and mouse, threat actors are exploiting, controlling and maintaining persistent access in compromised cloud infrastructure. While cloud practitioners are armed with best-in-class knowledge, support, and security practices, it is statistically impossible to have a common security posture for all cloud instances worldwide. Attackers know this, and use it to their advantage. By applying evolved tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), attackers are exploiting edge cases.

Annual SolarWinds Study Reveals Opportunities for Business and IT Collaboration in Managing Enterprise Risk Driven by Internal and External Security Threats

SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2021: Building a Secure Future examines how technology professionals perceive the evolving state of risk in today's business environment following internal impact of COVID-19 IT policies and exposure to external breaches. SolarWinds introduces Secure by Design program as a guide for industry-wide approach to help prevent future cyberattacks.

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.

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Hard reflection on the cyberattack on Kaseya

Imagine being offered an electronic lock for your front door. One that allows you to open the door through a mobile application in the cloud, would you accept it? They promised that they would never lose the key, that with the app your would be able to open the door remotely and even through a webcam in the peephole, the device will be able to recognize your face and welcome you.


Kaseya VSA Cyberattack: A Statement on Solidarity from N-able CSO Dave MacKinnon

The recent Kaseya VSA cyberattack is an important reminder of how security works best when we approach it as a community. The adversarial pivot to supply chain-based attacks for delivering ransomware underscore the role we all must play in helping to keep each other protected.


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.