It has been reported by ZDNet that threat actors have been widely relying on ransomware attacks, point-of-sale intrusions, and business e-mail compromise scams to breach the internal networks of MSP customers.
However, MSPs are service providers related to remote management software for enterprises, including file-sharing systems for internal networks, which could also be hosted inside a cloud infrastructure.
The US Secret Service alerted the public to an increase in ransomware attacks against managed service providers https://t.co/UPTtwiXLQe — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) July 7, 2020
US Secret Service officials issued a warning by stating:
“Due to the fact a single MSP can service a large number of customers, cybercriminals are specifically targeting these MSPs to conduct their attacks at scale to infect multiple companies through the same vector.”