Chip Price War On The Verge

With the impending release of the Core 2 Duo processor, formerly code-named Conroe, on the heels of the successful Xeon launch, the chip maker's products are generating a new kind of buzz. It's the same kind of anticipation that was a given several years ago, before rival Advanced Micro Devices hit the scene with technology impressive enough to turn heads of corporate buyers and enthusiasts.

Hackers ‘Abusing’ Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities: Huntress

Threat researcher Huntress is warning MSPs of on-premise Microsoft Exchange Server ProxyShell vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cybercriminals as early as this weekend.

Huntress has seen 140-plus webshells on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019. The threat researcher said it has uncovered 1,900 plus unpatched boxes in 48 hours.

LockFile Ransomware Encrypting Domains Via Exchange Hack

A new ransomware operator is taking over Windows domains on networks around the world after exploiting a chain of Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities called ProxyShell.

The LockFile ransomware gang has taken advantage of the Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell and Windows PetitPotam vulnerabilities to hijack Windows domains and encrypt devices, security researcher Kevin Beaumont reported Saturday.

SolarWinds Hackers’ New Attack Is ‘Another Wake-Up Call’ For Microsoft Partners

The latest SolarWinds hackers’ cybersecurity attack on 140 Microsoft IT resellers and service providers with as many as 14 successfully breached is yet another wake-up call for the beleaguered Microsoft partner community, said partners.

“I wouldn’t want to be an MSP who is just starting to think about cybersecurity now as they might not exist in another year,” said David Stinner, president of US itek, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based MSP that has invested heavily in a multi-layered security stack for its customers over the last several years.