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Ransomware Attack Via MSP Locks Customers Out of Systems
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ShieldHelps
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ShieldHelps,
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2/22/2019 | 3:49:12 PM
The title should have read: Negligent MSP puts customers at risk.
Interesting that the author spent almost zero time pointing out the fact that this was caused by a negligent MSP that didn't patch their systems.  Instead, spread FUD around MSPs and the tools they use.

Here is the real notable item, from the article, buried at the bottom.

"ConnectWise issued an update addressing the issue sometime later, but for some reason the bug and the update patching it appear to have received little attention until now,."

Every update should receive attention, if the MSP had paid attention this would have been patched 18 months ago and they wouldn't have had a problem. This applies to all software and operating systems for all companies, if you aren't patching your systems, then you substantially increase your chances of getting exploited.
ludovic_rembert
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ludovic_rembert,
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5/6/2019 | 4:28:55 AM
Re: The title should have read: Negligent MSP puts customers at risk.
"if the MSP had paid attention this would have been patched 18 months ago and they wouldn't have had a problem."

Following this logic, if millions of Windows users had run automatic updates, they would have avoided ransomware infection from Wannacry. Maybe it's time we shift the burden of responsibility a bit more from from patching updates, and onto the bad actors? 


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