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This is a general announcement sent to all Pacxa clients regarding the QakBot malware utilized by the Black Basta ransomware gang. These emails were found to include a .html or .htm attachment containing links to create a first point of entry and move laterally within organizations’ networks.
The findings were described in a new advisory published by the Cybereason Global SOC (GSOC) team, highlighting several Black Basta infections using QakBot beginning on November 14, 2022.
In an effort to safeguard your environment, your Pacxa Cyber Security Team is proactively addressing this threat by searching for emails with an .htm or .html attachment and quarantining the message.
The best defense against threats is education. Attachments might be viruses or spyware that download to your machine when you open the attachment file. Remember the “2 U’s”: If the email is Unexpected or Unsolicited, treat it with caution.
If you have already opened the attachment or clicked on questionable links, please contact the Pacxa Cyber Security Team at [email protected] or 808-791-5921. Include the title of the email and date/time the email was received. Do not forward or try to package the email.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks.” A statement from President Biden underlined the call for heightened cyber vigilance in light of the Russia-Ukraine situation. We’d like to advise our valued customers that taking proactive cybersecurity measures is especially critical at this time. For CISA’s guidance on preparing for and responding to malicious activity, go to cisa.gov/shields-up. Pacxa is ready to help you quickly and smoothly reinforce your cybersecurity posture.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to develop, we’d like to remind our valued customers that proactive cybersecurity is of the utmost importance. According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are no specific threats at this time, but organizations are encouraged to reinforce their security posture. Pacxa is here to support your team through access to in-depth cybersecurity expertise and solutions, such as multi-factor authentication and KnowBe4, ready to be operationalized.