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New VMware Ransomware “Cheers”

A new ransomware named ‘Cheers’ is targeting VMware ESXi servers. VMware is a virtualization platform used by many large corporations. It has been targeted recently by many ransomware groups with the most recent attacks being LockBit and Hive.

When a VMware ESXi server is compromised, the attacker launches an encrypter which will stop all running virtual machines.

VMWare Exploit CVE-2022-22972

A VMware exploit is now available online which affects Workspace ONE Access, VMWare Identity Manager, and vRealize automation. The exploit has been given a CVE number of 2022-22972.

The exploit allows the attacker to bypass authentication and gain administrator permissions to the applications stated above.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute (options and benefits)

ExpressRoute overview
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.

Connectivity can be from an any-to-any (IPVPN) network, a point-to-point Ethernet network, or a virtual cross-connection through a connectivity provider at a co-location facility.

Using Datto Isolated Restore as a Test Environment

At Beringer Technology Group we work with our customers to understand backup and disaster recovery needs and then recommend the best possible solution. One of the products we recommend across our customer base are Datto backup and recovery devices. Datto’s products have many great features including the ability to run backups to the device and then to a cloud-based repository.

Dynamics 365 Virtual Entities

Dynamics 365 Virtual Entities
Dynamics 365 v9 is here, and it's packed tight with new features and enhancements! My favorite is the introduction of virtual entities, but are they the right fit for you?
What are Virtual Entities?
Virtual entities provide a way to view data from an external data source inside Dynamics 365. This is not a data integration, but a way to see real time data in a format that's already familiar to your end users.