Chris Clements

VP of Solutions Architecture, Cerberus Security Officer at Cerberus Sentinel
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  • The usual ransomware tactic by cybercriminals is to gain initial access to an organization, perform privilege escalation attacks to gain administrator access to the entire environment, find and delete backups if possible, then run their ransomware to encrypt as many computers as possible. Without confirmation, it's impossible to say if the attackers here were able to locate and delete Garmin's backups, but the resulting multi-day outage demonstrates that even with a highly secure backup strategy, ransomware attacks can be massively disruptive to victims.

    2 August 2020
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    2 August 2020
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  • Cerberus Sentinel
    VP of Solutions Architecture, Cerberus Security Officer