Hackers targeted one UCaaS firm by impersonating the company's IT department.

Claudia Adrien

August 12, 2022

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Channel people at Microsoft, Rackspace, RingCentral and more are among the individuals making waves this week. Channel Futures’ Channel People Making Waves showcases those who have made an impact over the last seven days. (See our slideshow above.)

First up, hacking. No matter how diligent a firm is, we’re all vulnerable to an attack. Unfortunately, every company that has gone through this situation knows it’s somewhat embarrassing when it has to announce publicly an attack has occurred. However, some organizations use this as an opportunity to show how proactive they are. This week we covered an attack on a UCaaS company and its actions in response were swift, as well as its public information forthcoming.

Next up, Microsoft. The company revealed to our reporter just how many ransomware families, nation-states and criminals it’s tracking. Maybe it has our UCaaS hackers in its Rolodex.

Then, layoffs. We report on more and more of these at Channel Futures. This week we covered layoffs at a firm whose third-quarter earnings were enviable.

Finally, if you didn’t catch our last edition, you can find it here.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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