Michelle Burke

Michelle Burke is senior product marketing manager at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda.

Recent Posts

What is a phlashing attack?

Posted by Michelle Burke on Apr 11, 2017 3:06:48 PM

Throughout the past year, our inboxes and RSS feeds have been flooded with news about malware and ransomware. But what about phlashing attacks?

Phlashing attacks have been designed by hackers with one sole purpose: to infect and permanently damage — or “brick” — a device. More specifically, phlashing attacks are targeting Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices to exploit known vulnerabilities in IoT device security and software.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Intronis ECHOplatform 5.7 offers simplified backup set management

Posted by Michelle Burke on Mar 29, 2017 7:43:32 AM

The Intronis ECHOplatform, a software-only BDR platform built specifically for MSPs, enables you to protect, recover, and restore SMB files, folders, emails, applications, and servers — physical or virtual — both locally and in the cloud. And this morning, the Intronis ECHOplatform got even better.

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Topics: Announcements

The spear phishing attack that caused the Yahoo data breach: What MSPs can learn

Posted by Michelle Burke on Mar 21, 2017 10:56:44 AM

As more information unfolds about the Yahoo data breach, it all comes down to a single fact: the entire breach was enabled by just one click on a spear phishing link.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Lessons from XChange University: Even the best security guard needs backup

Posted by Michelle Burke on Mar 9, 2017 9:13:03 PM

In the security space, you’re always on guard, working hard to prevent the next big disaster. Aside from mitigating risk internally — whether that means deciding which vendor will be best to partner with next or which BDR solution could make or break your business — you now need to carefully consider risk from an external perspective.

This past Sunday morning at The Channel Company’s XChange University event, keynote speaker Robert Westervelt of IDC's Data Security practice shared some interesting stats with the audience of MSPs. For example, a recent IDC study revealed that 99 percent of hackers hit already-known vulnerabilities in platforms like Adobe, Microsoft, and Internet browsers.

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Topics: Cyber Security

What MSPs can do to help customers avoid the new Gmail phishing scam

Posted by Michelle Burke on Jan 19, 2017 2:45:12 PM

Even the most security-conscious email account holders have been falling for the new Gmail phishing scam. This advanced hack involves phishing for user email authentication information by tricking recipients into clicking on an attachment and re-entering their Google login credentials.

It works like this: Once someone has fallen for the attack, hackers scan the victim’s account and find the best attachment to email to others from that address. For example, the attachment could be an update on a document you were collaborating on earlier that week with a co-worker. This type of advanced attack works so well because the attachment seems legitimate.

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Topics: Cyber Security

What MSPs can learn from malware found at a Vermont utility company

Posted by Michelle Burke on Jan 3, 2017 11:58:01 AM

As we were ringing in 2017 this past weekend, government officials were announcing that they found evidence of malware on a computer belonging to Burlington Electric Department (BED), a local electric utility provider located in Burlington, Vt. Thanks to quick detection, BED was able to isolate the malware to one computer before it could attack the company’s entire grid system.

While this particular situation was resolved quickly, the attack brings up new threats that MSPs can’t ignore. The malware found on a single BED computer shows the destructive new intentions of malicious hackers, who, in this case, could potentially have shut down an entire community’s power during the cold winter season.

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Topics: Cyber Security

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