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What to know about the Log4j / Log4Shell Cyber Vulnerability

As the cyber security threat grows, Log4J / Log4Shell is becoming a major issue for businesses all over the world...
Log4j has been a cyber vulnerability that has taken to global news recently, and it’s dangerous to businesses – here’s what you need to know about it.
Log4J is a serious cyber vulnerability – please read below.


But what is Log4j / Log4Shell?



Log4j has been a cyber vulnerability that has taken to global news recently, and it’s dangerous to businesses – here’s what you need to know about it.

Log4j, or known as Log4Shell, is a piece of software used in a various of applications and services across the internet. However, it’s now become easily exploitable leaving businesses at risk of cyber-attack.

If left unfixed, your systems could be exposed to cyber criminals allowing them to steal your data and passwords whilst also infecting your networks with malicious software.

According to Government cyber security experts, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), this is the most serious computer vulnerability in modern history.


The Log4j issue has the potential to cause severe impact to many organisations. As cyber security experts attempt to detect which software and organisations are vulnerable, attackers start to exploit the vulnerability

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)


How we’re helping our clients



System Force I.T. has been aware of the vulnerability and ensured that all of our clients’ devices were secure and up to date. It’s important to install any relevant patches or updates to your systems

When vulnerabilities like Log4j are discovered, security is our first priority, and we strive to respond quickly so that our clients can continue to operate safely.

We ensure that our clients’ networks are secure by monitoring them 24/7.

The NCSC has provided guidance on how to update your systems, discover where Log4j is active, and take precautions to protect your networks.

Click here to find out more.


System Force I.T. will monitor any suspicious activity and ensure we keep our clients secure from back-end attackers.

For any additional information, please do call us on 0330 0167 680 or e-mail us at support@systemforce.co.uk.

You can also get in contact via our contact page, click here to find out how.



System Force IT provides 24/7 IT support and engineering help with all our services. Our IT infrastructure management team are responsible for the backbone of your business. Monitoring and maintaining both physical and virtual services in real-time.