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03/14/2023

How to Deal with Third-Party Data Breaches

CDML Computer Services Ltd.
March 14, 2023

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What’s going on?
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Recently there were multiple high-profile data breaches that exposed a lot of sensitive user data. Some of the most notable of these are:
* December 2022: Uber
* January 2023: Norton Life Lock
* January 2023: MailChimp
* January 2023: T-Mobile
* January 2023: PeopleConnect
* February 2023: Google Fi
* February 2023: Activision
* February 2023: Eye4Fraud
* February 2023: Heritage Provider Network
* March 2023: Chick-fil-A
* March 2023: DC Health Link
* March 2023: AT&T

Below I will try to offer some advice on protecting yourself and your organization from the effects of a third-party data breach.

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Review email, phone, and calendar details.
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As with every data breach, you must review your email, phone, and calendar details to ensure they’re accurate and up to date. If you believe that your email, phone, or calendar information is out-of-date, do a fresh check. Be sure to check your email forwarding rules and access permissions.

There are third-party tools available as annual subscriptions to help you manage email-borne threats such as spam and phishing attacks. You should talk to your IT service provider about signing up for such services to protect your company email. Those subscriptions typically start at $2 to $4/user/month and include additional features and functionality.

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Monitor your data breach exposure status.
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Make sure to review your data breach exposure status regularly to ensure you haven’t overlooked anything. One free and easy way of doing this is by checking each email address in your organization against https://haveibeenpwned.com

You can also talk to your IT service provider about signing up for security monitoring services. Those subscriptions typically start at $5 to $10/user/month and include additional features and functionality.

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Monitor your credit score.
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Credit score updates are important, but it’s also important to check your credit report to make sure it’s accurate. These reports could indicate that malicious actors are using your data. Agencies that allow you to monitor and freeze your credit are:
* Equifax: https://www.equifax.com
* Experian: https://www.experian.com
* TransUnion: https://www.transunion.com

You can use websites like Credit Karma (https://www.creditkarma.com) to sign up for free personal credit monitoring. Businesses can sign up for programs with their banks and/or Dun & Bradstreet to help with credit monitoring.

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Be diligent about protecting your data.
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One of the most important things you can do to minimize the impact of your data being exposed in a data breach is to be prepared for such a possibility. Here are some useful suggestions:
* Make sure that you have safely stored copies of your important documents if identity fraud becomes an issue.
* Be sure that you have up-to-date cybersecurity defenses deployed across your whole IT infrastructure.
* Be sure to have a process in place for managing employee credentials.
* Use password managers and SSO (single sign-on) tools whenever possible.
* Change your account password often.
* Use biometrics for identity verification whenever possible.
* Use data security policies to prevent unauthorized distribution of sensitive data.
* Enable multi-factor authentication for all accounts that can accept it.

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Conclusion
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While there are many ways to reduce the impact of a data breach, having a procedure in place to promptly review your data and take any needed actions is always the best solution. This information can help you identify and remove any potential risks and ensure your data is secure. In the end, employees who are naive or careless about data breaches are more susceptible to being targets of attacks. A team of trained cybersecurity solution providers can help you mitigate the risk of exposure.

CDML – We Make Sure Your bits don't byte 07/26/2022

WARNING! Windows July update may break printing! Windows new update removed a feature that allowed non-compliant printers and scanners to work on your network. Non-compliant printer’s or scanners can mean that the printer is an older model, and the software is no longer supported by windows. On August 9th windows will be rolling out a security update that will affect all windows server versions forcing any network printer and scanner to be compliant. Please make sure to check all your network printing and scanning devices are windows compliant by that time. The best way to do so is to contact the devices manufacturer. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us here at CDML.
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A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware 07/01/2022

ZuoRAT Hijacks Asus, Cisco, DrayTek & Netgear SOHO Routers!



This RAT (remote access tool) has been lurking in the dark corners of the internet for almost 2 years and managed to avoid detection by security firms. “How?”, you may ask. Simply by attacking the business sector with the weakest cybersecurity protection – the SOHO market in Europe and North America. Most home and small business users don’t know to patch their routers!

The ZuoRAT was just discovered by the Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen. It turns out that this is quite a nasty and sophisticated piece of malware/spyware that was probably created by a state-sponsored agency. It attacks poorly protected SOHO routers (provided by ISPs or purchased off-the-shelf). The malware embeds itself in the router and examines all data traffic. It also attacks the computers that were supposed to be protected by that router. To sum it up, the victims’ computers and any data that they transmit fall under the control of the cybercriminals who manage ZuoRAT. So far, at least 80 compromised routers have been detected, but this is just the beginning.

If your organization or any of your employees/contractors who access your company data remotely use a basic router without a security subscription you may be at risk. This is a “red alert” level threat. We highly recommend that all network access be secured by such devices as those manufactured by SonicWall. These managed security devices offer different levels of protection, based on user needs.

The technical team at CDML computer services is experienced in rolling out a full range of security solutions, so please feel free to contact us with any questions.



Stay Safe!

Len Kaplan

CDML Computer Services, Ltd.

T: (718) 393-5343

E: [email protected]

W: www.cdml.com





References:

https://news.lumen.com/2022-06-28-Lumen-discovers-new-malware-that-targeted-home-office-routers-for-two-years

https://blog.lumen.com/zuorat-hijacks-soho-routers-to-silently-stalk-networks/

https://www.securityweek.com/soho-routers-north-america-and-europe-targeted-zuorat-malware

https://www.darkreading.com/remote-workforce/zuorat-hijacks-soho-routers-cisco-netgear

https://siliconangle.com/2022/06/29/new-zuorat-malware-targets-soho-routers-europe-north-america/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/06/a-wide-range-of-routers-are-under-attack-by-new-unusually-sophisticated-malware/

A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware Router-stalking ZuoRAT is likely the work of a sophisticated nation-state, researchers say.

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