June 2017 - In the Boxing Ring & Network Box Focus


In the Boxing Ring


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6 June 2017 - Welcome to the June 2017 edition of ‘In the Boxing Ring’.


This month, we discuss How to Survive a Trojan/Ransomware attack, which compromises your workstation/server so that it can be used by a remote attacker. Ransomware is one form of trojan that encrypts files on a compromised system and demands payment to decrypt. On pages 2 to 4, we discuss this in greater detail, and outline best practices to mitigate against these threats.


Recently, the US-CERT and Department of Homeland Security released a National Cyber Awareness System alert: TA17-156A, regarding SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Abuse; which can be used to gain authorized access to network devices. On page 5 we discuss this in  further detail, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.


On page 6, we highlight the features and fixes to be released in this month’s patch Tuesday for Network Box 5. 


Finally, in light of the recent WannaCry Ransomware outbreak, Network Box Managing Director, Michael Gazeley, was interviewed by various media outlets, and on page 7 we highlight some of the media coverage. In addition, Network Box Hong Kong participated in the SCMP 5th Redefining Hong Kong debate series, and Network Box Australasia was at the CERT NZ Launch event.


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Network Box Focus


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This month's highlights include:

  • Network Box Hong Kong: SCMP Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series
  • Network Box Australasia: CERT NZ Launch Event
  • Network Box Media Coverage: WannaCry Ransomware


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