VUG Fr Day in Monaco Recap

Veeam User Group France in Monaco has officially concluded! The first VUG Fr event for data recovery experts brought together French community members in Monaco. French VUG Leaders, Veeam Legends, and Vanguards were given the opportunity to join Veeam in person for the first physical event. Over 65 Veeam users from across the south of France traveled to Monaco, as well as 10 Veeam staff who were also present in Monaco, and 7 sponsors (Veeam ecosystem partners). Let’s recap the community involvement at VUG Fr this year.

 

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Detection & Response to Ransomware with Veeam

Learn how Veeam helps customers and partners detect and respond to ransomware with Veeam B&R and Veeam One. This blog post covers reports and alerts that can be leveraged if ransomware strikes. With insights for VBR, as well as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper‑V, Veeam ONE delivers deep, intelligent monitoring, reporting and automation through interactive tools, identifying and resolving real customer problems before they begin.

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Offline versus Immutable Backups

An air-gap or offline is a way of isolating your critical data by separating a copy either physically (removing the tape out of the drive) or not accessible from the network ( network ports or routes disabled). An immutable backup is a copy of data that has role-based access controls and other types of authentications and cannot be changed or deleted until a set time has expired. However, it is not “offline” like an air-gap backup is, as it is still connected and accessible from the network. There are multiple technology vendors that leverage this type of immutability whether on-premises or in the cloud and can include Object Lock (S3), object storage, secure snapshots, and the hardened repository from Veeam for example.

 

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Cuba ransomware and Veeam CVE-2023-27532

We continue to read that Cuba Ransomware attacks Veeam Backup servers that are unpatched, unmaintained, or outdated. The Cuba ransomware group is exploiting a bug in data backup software exposed in March, warn security experts. It’s even been claimed that they have added a new set of tools to their arsenal along with CVE-2023-27532, the Veeam vulnerability.

 

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Akira ransomware infection routine

A ransomware gang named “Akira” was discovered on the Dark Web this year. Cybersecurity experts have uncovered new technical details about the Akira ransomware, shedding light on the workings of this latest threat to the digital world. Here’s a blog post on the infection routine.

 

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