Cerber Ransomware hackers target Atlassian Confleunce servers

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    A recent study conducted by the cybersecurity firm Rapid7 has revealed that multiple ransomware groups are actively targeting vulnerabilities in Atlassian Confluence Servers. One such criminal group, responsible for the distribution of Cerber Ransomware, is exploiting these vulnerabilities in Confluence and Apache ActiveMQ servers.

    In response to this emerging threat, Atlassian swiftly issued a statement confirming the release of a fix for the CVE-2023-22518 vulnerability one week ago. The company has urged its customers to apply the patch as soon as possible due to the increased risk of data loss resulting from the actions of threat actors.

    As of now, there have been no reported instances of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild. However, cybersecurity experts warn that cyber threat actors may have already launched attacks on unpatched servers, with the consequences potentially surfacing shortly or early next year. Notably, GreyNoise’s data indicates that attacks are originating from three distinct IP addresses situated in France, Hong Kong, and Russia, leading researchers to suspect that the hackers may be concealing their true identities.

    The criminal groups associated with Cerber Ransomware are notorious for engaging in double extortion attacks. In a notable incident that occurred in July this year, a victim’s servers were entirely wiped clean as they refused to comply with the hackers’ demands.

    On a different note, Atlassian Corporation has received recognition in the latest Forrester Wave report for Q4 2023 as a leader in providing Enterprise Service Management. This acknowledgment is largely attributed to Atlassian’s commitment to delivering top-tier Jira Service Management to approximately 50,000 companies worldwide. Jira Service Management continues to evolve with regular updates, introducing innovative features that aim to provide a swift return on investment and empower IT teams to proactively manage and mitigate a wide range of risks.

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    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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