Category Archives: Security

Kaseya VSA security incident

Kaseya has reported that their VSA product has been the victim of a cyberattack.   Some VSA customers have reported ransomware related to this issue.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also released instructions regarding this incident for customers of Kaseya VSA.

Update: Kayesa has a universal decryptor key and security patches available for this ransomware attack.

Dell issues security update for driver file vulnerability

Dell has issued a security update to fix a vulnerability in its driver file dbutil_2_3.sys which runs on Microsoft Windows-based systems. This can be resolved by running Dell Security Advisory Update – DSA-2021-088.  More information is available at the update FAQ page.

Dell SupportAssist will display driver, BIOS, and firmware updates that are available for Dell personal PCs and tablets that run Windows.  Dell also has other self service update support options.

Facebook responds to prior data scraping of 530 million user accounts

Facebook has released a response to recent reports of 530 million user accounts made publicly available in an unsecured database.   Facebook states that their systems were not hacked, but user data was scraped from its platform prior to September 2019.  Facebook also states that the issue was corrected at that time and should not happen again.

Microsoft releases urgent Exchange Server security updates

Microsoft released several urgent security updates for Exchange Server based on cyber attacks believed to be from HAFNIUM and other groups starting March 2, 2021.    This includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010, but not Exchange Online.  Microsoft recommends installation of security updates and running tests to see if Exchange servers have already been compromised.

The U.S. Justice Department has also executed a court-authorized operation to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States in relation to this security issue.   The FBI will attempting to provide notice of the court-authorized operation to all owners or operators of these computers.