RDP brute force attacks explained

A simple and straightforward explanation of what RDP brute force attacks are, why they are so dangerous, and what you can do about them.

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LemonDuck no longer settles for breadcrumbs

LemonDuck is a versatile botnet that has expanded from infecting targets with cryptominers to more malicious malware.

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Royal Mail phish deploys evasion tricks to avoid analysis

We look at a Royal Mail phish which deploys multiple techniques to keep people from analysing a fake Royal Mail website.

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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Perkiler malware turns to SMB brute force to spread

Perkiler is now using SMB brute force attacks to spread. Which is not a new concept, but why attack SMB instead of RDP?

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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RDP, the ransomware problem that won’t go away

A lot of things changed in 2020. The popularity of RDP with criminals wasn’t one of them.

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RDP abused for DDoS attacks

RDP is being abused to amplify DDoS attacks. Don’t let your RDP ports become part of the problem.

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Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

CISA has issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks against various organizations’ cloud services

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VideoBytes: Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

The number of RDP ports exposed to the Internet grew from about three million in January 2020 to over four and a half million in March. So how do you protect yourself?

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