Chris Clements Discusses Honda Being Taken Down By Ransomware Attack
Chris Clements, VP of Solutions Architecture at Cerberus Sentinel, explains how he can tell this is a targeted ransomware attack
Snake likely culprit behind third cyberattack that put brakes on Honda operations
June 10, 2020
Snake was fingered after “samples of malware that check for an internal system name and public IP addresses related to Honda…surfaced publicly on the internet…”
“The malware exits immediately if associations with Honda are not detected” which “strongly implies that this was a targeted attack rather than a case of cybercriminals spraying out ransomware indiscriminately”. “More concerning is that the SNAKE ransomware team has historically attempted to exfiltrate sensitive information before encrypting their victim’s computers,” which along “with the targeted nature of the malware’s ‘pre-checks’ indicates that the attackers likely had access to Honda’s internal systems for some time before launching the ransomware’s encryption functions.” – Chris ClementsClick Here To Read The Full Story…
Cerberus Sentinel specializes in cybersecurity solutions that build a culture of security within an organization, enabling them to improve security, lower risk profile, optimize IT infrastructure, and meet regulatory compliance demands with extensive and comprehensive compliance review. Our Philosophy – Cybersecurity is a culture, not a product®. We believe culture is the foundation of every successful cybersecurity and compliance program. To deliver this outcome, we developed MCCP+ our holistic approach that ensures you’re secure in every area of your business. We are a publicly traded cybersecurity company listed with ticker CISO. A nationwide provider of consulting and managed services, with offices and resources across the USA, we specialize in building a culture of awareness for our clients. Founded with the belief that an acquisition approach is the best way to address the industry-wide skills gap. We are focused on cybersecurity, compliance, and the culture that drives success, acquiring world-class engineering talent who utilize the latest technology to create innovative solutions to protect even the most demanding businesses and governments against continuing and emerging threats.