Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 04 April 2022 | #malware | #ransomware


Today’s MSSP news involves Atendo ransomware attack costs; cyberattacks against Nordex & Viasat; Spring by VMware vulnerability fixes; and more.

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), threat hunters and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner with such companies.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Ransomware Attack Costs: A cyberattack against Atendo in 2021 wound up costing the IT services company $42 million. The financial hit involved business disruptions, along with recovery and security efforts, Infosecurity Magazine reported.

2. Nordex Cyberattack: Nordex is the second German wind turbine maker to suffer a cyberattack since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Nordex rival Enercon’s remote service links had been cut at start of the war. Source: ReCharge, April 4, 2022.

3. AcidRain Cyberattack: Satellite communications company Viasat said its own research is consistent with a new report from a cybersecurity firm that said a February attack on their infrastructure in Ukraine involved the use of a new malware named AcidRain. Source: The Record, April 1, 2022.

4. Spring By VMware Vulnerabilities: Spring — a VMware business — has released security updates to address Spring4Shell and Spring Cloud Function vulnerabilities, the CISA reported.

B. MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Purple Hats 2022 by AttackIQ (April 21)
  2. Apptega Amplify Partner Summit 2022 MSSP Security Conference (April 27-28, Atlanta, Georgia)
  3. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  4. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  5. RSA Conference 2022 (June 6-9, San Francisco)
  6. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2022 (June 6-8, Orlando, Florida)
  7. Bonus: MSSP Alert’s complete event calendar


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