Acumen has observed Russian cyberattacks that attempt to overwhelm business firewalls. The attacker makes thousands of requests to the device in an attempt to overwhelm it’s capability to respond. This is known as a denial of service attack (DoS). Our monitoring tools have observed this before devices have been overrun.
The FBI has warned businesses, banks and local governments about this increased risk of Russian cyberattacks, and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a “Shields Up” warning to counter possible attacks. President Biden recently told U.S. business leaders, “We need everyone to do their part to meet one of the defining threats of our time — your vigilance and urgency today can prevent or mitigate attacks tomorrow.”
What You Can Do
We are configuring customer firewalls to specifically block these attacks. If you observe slow internet access, please call our helpdesk to initiate an investigation.
As always, continue to stay up-tp-date with patches and updates.
Please inform your friends and family of this vulnerability.
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