infosecurity article 2018-08

PGA Hack

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development


infosecurity article 2018-08It appears the PGA was hacked and fell victim to a ransomware attack. According to some reports, attackers used BitPaymer Ransomeware, which allows attackers to hack into remote desktop services connect to the internet.

If I have said it once I have said it a hundred times: Do not allow Remote Desktop Services connection into your network from the internet.

Utilize a more secure remote access application and incorporate additional security measures such as two factor authentication and regular password changes.

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