Three major attacks in 2021 were conducted over holiday weekends: Mother’s Day weekend saw the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack; over Memorial Day weekend, hackers attacked the JBS SA meatpacking operations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia; and in the weekend leading up to the July 4th holiday, software vendor Kaseya suffered a massive attack that allowed malicious actors to launch ransomware attacks against some 1,500 businesses all over the world.
The FBI/CISA joint advisory urges businesses to be “especially diligent in your network practices” as this weekend approaches. The advisory also sets out precautionary measures that should be at the top of every list heading into the weekend, including the continuous and active monitoring for ransomware threats over the weekend and identifying IT security personnel to be “on call” in the event of a ransomware attack.
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