Reports have surfaced that a North Korean government-backed hacking group known as Labyrinth Chollima has penetrated the systems of JumpCloud, an American IT management company based in Louisville, Colorado. The hackers used their access to target cryptocurrency companies and steal digital cash.
“North Korea in my opinion is really stepping up their game,” Tom Hegel, who works for U.S. firm SentinelOne, told Reuters in this story.
Shock I.T. Support would like to assure all its customers that the security of their information is a top priority, and appropriate measures have been taken to safeguard their data from any further intrusions from this hacking group. We urge all our clients to exercise caution and keep up-to-date with best practices for online safety in order to protect their data from malicious actors.
Why do hackers target companies to steal data?
Hackers target companies to steal data because it can be extremely valuable. By gaining access to sensitive information such as customer data, bank account details, and other confidential records, hackers can use this information to commit fraud or sell the data on the dark web for profit. Hackers also target companies in search of intellectual property or trade secrets that could give them an edge over competitors.
Additionally, some hackers view stealing data as a way of fulfilling their own malicious agenda by disrupting digital systems or holding important information ransom until a payment is made. Shock I.T. Support takes security seriously and advises all our clients to exercise caution and keep up-to-date with best practices for online safety in order to protect their data from malicious actors like North Korean hackers associated with Labyrinth Chollima group.
North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive and isolated countries, and hacking activities are believed to be an important source of funding for its government. In fact, the U.S. Treasury Department has accused the Pyongyang government of using cyberattacks to launder money and finance its weapons programs. The same hacking group that broke into JumpCloud’s systems is believed to be behind a series of recent cyber intrusions in the cryptocurrency sector.
Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated in their techniques for stealing data, and as a result, it is essential that organizations take steps to protect themselves from such malicious activities. Shock I.T. Support highly recommends that all customers make use of strong passwords and two-factor authentication to secure their accounts. Additionally, organizations should also ensure that their systems are regularly updated with the latest security patches and anti-virus software to prevent malicious actors from gaining access.
1. Implement strong passwords and two-factor authentication
Implementing strong passwords and two-factor authentication with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts by nation-states or other cybercriminals.
By using unique, complex passwords and enabling two-factor authentication, you create an additional layer of security for your accounts and data. This makes it much harder for hackers to gain access to sensitive information such as customer records or financial details, as even if they were able to gain access to one account, they still would not be able to authenticate themselves due to the additional verification step required by two-factor authentication.
In addition, Shock I.T. Support also recommends regularly updating systems with the latest security patches and anti-virus software in order to prevent malicious actors from exploiting known vulnerabilities within a system’s infrastructure.
2. Regularly update systems with the latest security patches
Regularly updating systems with the latest security patches with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts by nation-states or other cybercriminals.
By ensuring that your systems are up to date, it will prevent hackers from exploiting known vulnerabilities within a system’s infrastructure and reduce the chances of data theft, fraud or disruption in services. Keeping your systems updated also guards against new malware attacks which could put data at risk, making sure that any weaknesses discovered by hackers are quickly patched up and resolved.
Shock I.T. Support can provide you with additional protection by helping you implement strong passwords and two-factor authentication for all accounts in order to protect them from potential intrusion attempts by malicious actors like North Korean hackers associated with the Labyrinth Chollima group. Shock I.T. Support highly recommends these steps in order to keep your data safe and secure!
3. Use anti-virus software to scan for malware/viruses
Using anti-virus software to scan for malware/viruses with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company by detecting malicious activity before it causes harm.
Anti-virus software is designed to detect and eliminate any malicious code or files that have entered a computer system, by scanning through all the files on the hard drive and looking for anything suspicious.
It can also prevent new threats from entering the system, as most anti-virus programs now provide real time protection against incoming threats such as malware, viruses, Trojans and other cyber security attacks.
Shock I.T’s advanced virus detection technologies can detect previously unknown viruses and help defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats that may go unnoticed in conventional anti-virus solutions. Additionally, regular scans of company systems will ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are quickly identified and patched up so they do not become a possible target for hackers like North Korean hackers associated with Labyrinth Chollima group or other malicious actors.
Utilizing Shock I.T. Support’s high quality antivirus program in conjunction with strong passwords and two factor authentication allows organizations to be well protected from current risks while preparing for an ever changing online landscape full of cyber criminals trying to exploit their data!
4. Monitor network activity and regularly review logs for suspicious behavior
Monitoring network activity and regularly reviewing logs for suspicious behavior with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts by nation-states or other cybercriminals.
By closely tracking user activity and monitoring any changes in the system, Shock I.T. Support can quickly detect and respond to potential threats before they become a problem.
Shock I.T.’s advanced monitoring systems are designed to detect abnormal behavior like unexpected logins, unusual file access requests, or large data transfers that could indicate a potential intrusion attempt or data theft attempt. Additionally, since all user activity is recorded on the network, Shock I.T.’s team of experts can review logs to identify issues that may have been overlooked by automated detection processes, helping you protect against any malicious actors like North Korean hackers associated with Labyrinth Chollima group who may have infiltrated your system without being detected at first glance.
Furthermore, networks monitored by Shock I.T.’s security team are also protected from unauthorized external access by restricting access rights based on role within the organization and limiting port forwarding which will prevent potential attackers from being able to attack your system remotely through open ports in your firewall. This comprehensive layer of protection helps ensure that your data remains secure and protected from malicious actors looking to exploit it for their own gain.
5. Train staff on cyber security best practices
Training staff on cyber security best practices with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts by nation-states and other cybercriminals, such as North Korean hackers associated with the Labyrinth Chollima group.
By educating employees about the importance of strong passwords and two-factor authentication, regular system updates, anti-virus software scanning and monitoring for suspicious activity in logs, organizations can ensure their systems remain secure and protected from unauthorized access or data theft. As an added bonus, regularly training staff on these cyber security best practices helps promote a culture of safety throughout the organization which increases employees’ awareness not only of potential threats but also of what they need to do to keep their data safe.
With Shock I.T.’s help, anyone can better protect their company in an ever advancing online landscape full of malicious actors!
6. Secure remote access points such as VPNs or RDP connections
Secure remote access points such as VPNs and RDP connections with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts by nation-states or other cybercriminals looking to exploit vulnerable systems for their own gain.
By using secure networks like VPNs or RDP connections, companies can limit which devices are allowed to connect to their systems remotely and ensure that any potential communication between their systems and external sources is encrypted. This helps protect all data from being visible over an open connection and keeps it safe even if it falls into the wrong hands during transmission.
Additionally, Shock I.T.’s team of experts also specializes in testing these security protocols to make sure they are up to date so that organizations can remain well protected against incoming threats while continuing to operate at maximum efficiency!
7. Utilize firewalls to limit external access to internal networks
Utilizing firewalls to limit external access to internal networks with the help of Shock I.T. Support can help protect your company from malicious hacking attempts.
Firewalls serve as a barrier to prevent unauthorized access into a company’s network, allowing only approved traffic in and out of the system while restricting unknown connections or suspicious activities. By utilizing advanced firewall technologies like those offered by Shock I.T., companies can ensure that only authorized users have access to their systems which helps keep their data safe from potential intrusions by nation-states like North Korea or any other malicious actors looking to exploit vulnerable networks for their own financial gain!
These firewalls provide an additional layer of protection against incoming threats such as malware, viruses, Trojans and more that could lead to data loss or damage if left unchecked. Utilizing Shock I.T.’s high quality firewalls is essential for any organization looking for secure and reliable operations within an ever changing online landscape full of cyber criminals trying to exploit sensitive data!
Hackers have been ramping up their efforts
In today’s interconnected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern as malicious hackers continue to exploit vulnerabilities for cyber attacks. These attackers target sensitive data, seeking to steal valuable information through data breaches and other cyber threats. A single cyber attack can wreak havoc on computer systems, mobile devices, and networks, causing significant damage to individuals and organizations alike.
How to combat cyber threats
To combat these cyber threats, cybersecurity professionals work tirelessly to implement robust security solutions and employ advanced persistent threat detection tools. They draw on a wealth of cyber security resources, focusing on network security, cloud security, and application security, among other security measures. Identity access management plays a pivotal role in ensuring that only authorized personnel can access sensitive data, mitigating insider threats and man-in-the-middle attacks. Cybersecurity professionals stay vigilant against known and unknown threats, constantly updating their security measures to combat the ever-evolving landscape of malicious software and malicious actors. One of the most sensitive data protection strategies involves employing identity and access management in computer systems and applications.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other institutions play a crucial role in establishing cybersecurity best practices and providing guidance to protect against security threats. As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, organizations and individuals must remain vigilant and proactive in their efforts to safeguard against cyber attacks and protect their most sensitive data.
What can Shock do for your company?
Shock I.T. Support can provide cyber security solutions and information security to combat common cyber threats and advanced persistent threats to your computer network (all security risks, such as supply chain attacks, denial of service, distributed denial of service, phishing attacks, ransomware attacks, and all other malicious attacks). Shock can help control cybersecurity threats and maintain security
Shock I.T. Support is best placed to help your company prevent hackers from stealing valuable data
As this attack highlights, no organization is immune from cyber intrusions and data breaches. It’s essential for all businesses to take proactive steps to protect their data from malicious actors by maintaining vigilant security practices and protocols. Shock I.T. Support is dedicated to helping our clients keep their data safe through robust cybersecurity solutions tailored to meet their unique needs. Contact us today and learn how we can help secure your business against cyber threats.
Shock I.T. Support remains committed to providing reliable IT management services that prioritize your digital security and peace of mind. If you have any questions or concerns about protecting your information against cyberattacks, please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance. Together, we can make sure your data is kept safe from malicious actors.