Is your backup infrastructure really safe against cybercrimes?
“There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those who don’t know they have been hacked,”
– John Chambers, CEO Cisco.
We are talking about cybercrime, a global industry bigger than illegal drug trafficking. That being said, you can be quite sure that your backup infrastructure will be under attack in the future if it’s not already.
The backup infrastructure is a primary target for attack because all relevant environment data is stored in that one single place. Second, if an attacker wants to destroy data, the backup environment is a good starting point because the backup server has access to pretty much every other important system, such as virtualization platform or storage systems.
It just takes a few PowerShell commands to destroy the virtual infrastructure, backups or even a company, as you can see in the following video.
To be clear, this fundamental issue is nothing specific to any piece of backup software — it applies to all backup solutions, but especially those which are agentless. The first example provided focus on an external attacker, however what about attacks that come from the inside that could occur from an IT administrator of your company? One good example of this is the Dutch hosting provider, Verelox.
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via the fine folks at Veeam Software