Cybersecurity News & Trends


This week, SonicWall updates its MSSP program, the World Health Organization fends off phishing attempts, and hackers have a crisis of conscience… maybe.

SonicWall Spotlight

New SonicWall MSSP Program Boosts Pricing Options, Tech Support – CRN

  • SonicWall’s MSSP program has evolved from requiring customers to commit to an annual license from the get-go to offering both monthly and annual pricing options.

Addressing Cybersecurity Threats – Trending Business Insights

  • SonicWall’s VP of EMEA Sales, Terry Greer-King, talks about cybersecurity trends and SonicWall operations in the Middle East.

SonicWall Updates Its SecureFirst MSSP Program – Enterprise Times

  • Terry Greer-King, SonicWall VP of EMEA Sales, and Luca Taglioretti, SonicWall VP of Global MSSP & Carrier Sales, discuss spike licensing, the role training plays in the updated MSSP program, and more.

Cybersecurity News

Microsoft Exchange: 355,000 Servers Lack Critical Patch – Bank Info Security

  • Less than 20 percent of vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers have received a fix for a serious flaw that Microsoft first disclosed nearly two months ago, potentially leaving them open for a remote attacker “to turn any stolen Exchange user account into a complete system compromise.”

Hackers struggle morally and economically over coronavirus – Bleeping Computer

  • With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, threat actors are torn about how they should operate during the pandemic—and like everyone else, are also seeing a downturn in the marketplace.

‘Coronavirus’ malware can wreck your PC: What to do – Tom’s Guide

  • SonicWall has discovered a ‘coronavirus’ malware that aims to disable computers amid the COVID-19 crisis—but it turns out there’s an easy fix.

Is Remote Working A Threat To Your Business? – Disruption Hub

  • The rapid spread of the coronavirus and the sudden implementation of lockdown measures gave companies little time to prepare secure working from home strategies—and little time to educate employees on the potential security pitfalls of remote work.

Exclusive: Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff emails during coronavirus – sources – Reuters

  • Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organization during the coronavirus outbreak, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

A researcher found zero-days in one city’s software. Then he realized the problem could be bigger. – Cyberscoop

  • “He unpacked the code, sifted through it, and found more than a dozen previously undisclosed vulnerabilities, or zero-days, that a hacker could exploit to manipulate data or dump user passwords. But it was more than just a catalog of bugs: Poring over the code, Rhoads-Herrera found the names of two other city governments that have used the software.”

DarkHotel hackers use VPN zero-day to breach Chinese government agencies – ZDNet

  • More than 200 VPN servers have been hacked in this campaign, 174 of which were located on the networks of government agencies in Beijing and Shanghai, and the networks of Chinese diplomatic missions operating abroad in several countries.

Phishing emails impersonate the White House and VP Mike Pence – Bleeping Computer

  • Phishing scammers have begun impersonating President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in emails that distribute malware or perform extortion scams.

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Amber Wolff
Senior Digital Copywriter | SonicWall
Amber Wolff is the Senior Digital Copywriter for SonicWall. Prior to joining the SonicWall team, Amber was a cybersecurity blogger and content creator, covering a wide variety of products and topics surrounding enterprise security. She spent the earlier part of her career in advertising, where she wrote and edited for a number of national clients.