Cyber Security News & Trends – 05-04-18


Each week, SonicWall collects the cyber security industry’s most compelling, trending and important interviews, media and news stories — just for you.

SonicWall Spotlight

FBI Calls Attention to ‘BEC’ Scams  CRN

  • In an article detailing the rise of BEC scams by the FBI, SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner is quoted for his insight on the issue noting that technology such as DPI SSL can help as a preventative to potential breaches.

A Bitcoin Podcaster Brilliantly Trolled His Own Hacker  The Verge

  • A podcaster’s web domain was hacked and held for ransom via remote hackers. Ransomware data from SonicWall’s 2018 Cyber Threat Report was cited.

Bringing Visibility to the Midmarket  Data Breach Today

  • In a video interview with ISMG’s Data Breach Today, SonicWall’s Bill Conner shares his vision to ensure smaller and mid-sized businesses have a clear view of the threat landscape taking aim at their companies. In the video he expands on the SME visibility challenge, SonicWall’s solutions to improve alerts and analytics and how SonicWall is addressing customer cloud security concerns.

Jonesboro Council Tackles Cybersafety  The Clayton News Daily

  • Due to the recent Atlanta data breach, other cities are taking the initiative to bolster their preventative cybersecurity measures such as Georgia’s Jonesboro City Council who recommend SonicWall’s TZ300 Firewall solution to protect the city’s financial data.

Cyber Security News

North Korea’s Antivirus Software Whitelisted Mystery Malware The Register

  • North Korea’s very own antivirus software has been revealed to be based on a 10-year-old application made by Trend Micro, but with added nasties.

Commonwealth Bank Lost Data on Nearly 20M Customers  ZDNet

  • The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is unsure of where data on millions of customers has gone, after it was revealed that magnetic tapes comprising information used to print account statements may not have been properly disposed of.

Breaches Drive Consumer Stress Over Cybersecurity  Dark Reading

  • As major data breaches make headlines, consumers are increasingly worried about cyberattacks, password management, and data security.

This Password-Stealing Malware Uses Facebook Messenger to Spread Further  ZDNet

  • A form of malware which uses fake Facebook Messenger messages to spread has suddenly surged back into life and has developed new tricks to steal passwords, steal cryptocurrency and engage in cryptojacking.

House Appropriations Panel Should Step Up Cyber Oversight, Member Urges  Nextgov

  • Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., sent out a report Monday outlining key areas the panel should focus on, including the threat of adversary nations stealing U.S. government hacking tools, cyber threats against industrial control systems that manage chemical and gas plants and ways to surge information sharing about cyber threats within industry sectors.

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