Another high-profile cyber-attack hit businesses around the world, this time targeting the popular voice over IP (VoIP) software solution, 3CX. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the March 2023 3CX hack and explain why it is so important to have a trusted IT partner to help protect your business from similar attacks.
What happened in the 3CX hack?
It was discovered that cyber criminals had gained access to the 3CX system and were using it to launch a new type of attack. This time, the attackers had developed a sophisticated supply chain attack that was able to evade many traditional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions. This allowed for control of the software build system & gave the attackers the ability to hide malware inside 3CX apps that were digitally signed using a company’s official signing key.
Why is the March 2023 3CX hack important?
The March 2023 3CX hack is important for several reasons. Firstly, it highlights the importance of staying up to date with the latest cyber security threats. As cyber criminals develop new and more sophisticated attack methods, it is crucial for businesses to keep their security solutions up to date in order to stay protected.
Secondly, the March 2023 3CX hack shows the importance of having a multi-layered approach to cyber security. In this case, the supply chain attack was able to evade many traditional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions, highlighting the need for additional layers of protection, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
Finally, the March 2023 3CX hack underscores the importance of having an IT partner to help protect your business from cyber-attacks. Venture Pointe® provides regular security updates, monitors your systems for unusual activity, and responds quickly in the event of an attack. In this instance Venture Pointe® has already identified, quarantined, and is working to resolve the attack. Venture Pointe® also provides training for your employees, helping to ensure that everyone in your business is aware of the risks and knows how to stay safe online.
The March 2023 3CX hack serves as a stark reminder of the importance of cyber security in today’s business world. By staying up to date with the latest threats, having a multi-layered approach to security, and working with Venture Pointe®, you can help protect your business from cyber-attacks and keep your sensitive information safe.