Sophos reports AvosLocker ransomware uses AnyDesk to launch attacks

AvosLocker’s new ransomware-as-a-service first appeared in late June 2021 and is rising in popularity. Sophos Rapid Response has witnessed AvosLocker assaults targeting Windows and Linux systems in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

Mindware collaborates with Microsoft for OEM products

Under the partnership, Mindware will market Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products, which includes Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 and Microsoft Office 2019, across the GCC.

BeyondTrust introduces Privilege Management SaaS

By delivering its Endpoint Privilege Management solution via a SaaS management platform, BeyondTrust is making it even easier for customers to eliminate unnecessary privileges and stop malicious attacks by enforcing least privilege on Windows and Mac systems.

Vectra commentary for Windows 7 EOL

If a users’ current hardware does not support Windows 10 or a newer OS, it is likely old hardware that doesn’t support any of the latest versions of apps either. This means not only the OS is out of date, but everything is most likely out of date, which is a much bigger problem.