Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
The agencies responsible for cybersecurity from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada have issued a second alert this week, stating that attacks on managed service providers (MSP) are expected to increase.
The advisory states that if an attacker is able to compromise a service provider, then ransomware or espionage activity could be conducted throughout a provider’s infrastructure, and attack its customers.
“Whether the customer’s network environment is on premises or externally hosted, threat actors can use a vulnerable MSP as an initial access vector to multiple victim networks, with globally cascading effects,” the nations advised.
“NCSC-UK, ACSC, CCCS, CISA, NSA, and FBI expect malicious cyber actors — including state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups — to step up their targeting of MSPs in their efforts to exploit