Cyberattacks on MSPs Grow Exponentially as the Focus Shifts to Hold Their Customer’s Data for Ransom
Recent insight from data protection vendor Datto puts MSPs on notices to secure their own environments to protect both their business and that of their customers.
The use of “island hopping” by attackers to leverage one organization’s network to gain access to another has been growing in popularity and sophistication. According to Datto’s director of channel development, Eric Torres, who spoke recently at the Xchange 2020 conference, MSPs are under greater attack today due to their direct and unlimited access to customer networks. “The rate of attacks is also growing, from one attack about 18 months ago to five attacks just this week alone,” said Torres.