Cybersecurity News & Trends

This week, cybersecurity news was thrust into the fray, with clashes between scammers and vigilante hackers, between conspiracy theorists and cell-phone towers, and between REvil and a number of high-profile celebrities.


SonicWall Spotlight

DeskFlix: SonicWall channel director on COVID-19 cybersecurity challenges — CRN UK

  • Mike Awford discusses the ways SonicWall has supported partners through the migration to remote working.

EasyJet Hack: Passenger Data Could be Sold on Dark Web After Major Cyber Attack, Experts Warn — The Independent

  • Based on similar attacks in the past, SonicWall’s VP EMEA Terry Greer-King discusses what could happen to customers’ data once it hits the Dark Web.

SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Teams Uncovers New Variant of Raccoon Stealer — CXO Today

  • SonicWall has reported a new variant of Raccoon stealer malware, version 1.5, which has been used in a malicious COVID-19 campaign.

Cybersecurity News

ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree — Wired

  • In May, ShinyHunters began selling 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies … and they claim this is just Stage 1.

Beware of phishing emails urging for a LogMeIn security update — Help-Net Security

  • The email appears to be legitimate correspondence from LogMeIn, including company logo, spoofed sender identity and a link that appears legitimate.

Vigilante hackers target scammers with ransomware, DDoS attacks — Bleeping Computer

  • A hacker has been taking justice into their own hands by targeting “scam” companies with ransomware and denial of service attacks.

Tech Chiefs Press Cloud Suppliers for Consistency on Security Data — The Wall Street Journal

  • Each cloud company offers its own process on cybersecurity and governance, creating added work for customers.

Cell-tower attacks by idiots who claim 5G spreads COVID-19 reportedly hit US — Ars Technica

  • Wireless telecom providers are being warned to boost security as 5G conspiracy theorists ramp up attacks on cell towers and telecommunications workers.

Microsoft warns of ‘massive’ phishing attack pushing legit RAT — Bleeping Computer

  • Microsoft is warning of an ongoing COVID-19 themed phishing campaign that spreads via malicious Excel attachments.

Supercomputers hacked across Europe to mine cryptocurrency — ZDNet

  • Multiple supercomputers across Europe have been shut down to investigate cryptocurrency mining malware infections.

Microsoft opens up coronavirus threat data to the public — Cyberscoop

  • Microsoft has announced plans to make threat intelligence it collected on COVID-19-related hacking campaigns public.

NetWalker adjusts ransomware operation to only target enterprise — Bleeping Computer

  • NetWalker ransomware group is moving away from phishing for malware distribution and has adopted a network-intrusion model focusing on huge businesses only.

REvil Ransomware found buyer for Trump data, now targeting Madonna — Bleeping Computer

  • After breaching a prominent law firm, the REvil ransomware group is holding the personal information of high-profile celebrities for ransom.

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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.
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