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Ransomware groups target Veeam Backup & Replication bug

Security Affairs

Multiple ransomware groups were spotted exploiting a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-27532, in Veeam Backup & Replication. impacts the Veeam Backup & Replication component. Once inside the network, the attacker created a user named “backup” and added it to the Administrator group to secure elevated privileges.

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Apple Is Finally Encrypting iCloud Backups

Schneier on Security

After way too many years, Apple is finally encrypting iCloud backups : Based on a screenshot from Apple, these categories are covered when you flip on Advanced Data Protection: device backups, messages backups, iCloud Drive, Notes, Photos, Reminders, Safari bookmarks, Siri Shortcuts, Voice Memos, and Wallet Passes.

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Sophos Study: 94% of Ransomware Victims Have Their Backups Targeted By Attackers

Tech Republic Security

Research has found that criminals can demand higher ransom when they compromise an organisation’s backup data in a ransomware attack. Discover advice from security experts on how to properly protect your backup.

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CRM Backup Trends to Watch on World Backup Day

Security Boulevard

With World Backup Day approaching, many organizations are increasing their attention to potential security threats and blindspots in their backup processes. The post CRM Backup Trends to Watch on World Backup Day appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Follow the 3-2-1 Rules of Data Backups

Adam Levin

Backups are inherently fallible, and can fall prey to malware, ransomware, power surges, and hardware failure. The only way to make sure your data is truly secured is by having backups of your backups. Any backup strategy needs to keep worst-case scenarios in mind by using at least two different types of storage.

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Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups.

Krebs on Security

Browse the comments on virtually any story about a ransomware attack and you will almost surely encounter the view that the victim organization could have avoided paying their extortionists if only they’d had proper data backups. “It can be [that they] have 50 petabytes of backups … but it’s in a … facility 30 miles away.…

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New Ransomware Group Exploiting Veeam Backup Software Vulnerability

The Hacker News

A now-patched security flaw in Veeam Backup & Replication software is being exploited by a nascent ransomware operation known as EstateRansomware. Singapore-headquartered Group-IB, which discovered the threat actor in early April 2024, said the modus operandi involved the exploitation of CVE-2023-27532 (CVSS score: 7.5)

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