Cybersecurity News & Trends – 06-19-20


This week, SonicWall’s new Switches and Secure SD-Branch made waves, hackers made a stronger Qbot, and attacks on AWS made history.

SonicWall Spotlight

ChannelPro 5 Minute Roundup — ChannelPro Network

  • Erick and Rich of ChannelPro explore the far-reaching implications of SonicWall’s new branch office networking solution, which they say arrived at a great time for businesses.

SonicWall Launches New Network Switches — Enterprise Times

  • SonicWall has announced a range of new products, including new multi-gigabit switches and an SD-Branch solution.

SonicWall Advances Network Edge Security, Adds Multi-gigabit Switch Series and New SD-Branch Capabilities — TMCnet

  • TMCnet highlights SonicWall’s momentum over the past quarter, including the release of new and enhanced MSSP offerings and the launch of its SD-Branch capabilities.

SonicWall takes threat protection to the branch level — MicroScope

  • This article covers the  latest SD-Branch offering as a major shift and a milestone in its corporate history, with it set to have a major impact on the security player’s channel.

Cybersecurity News

Researchers Expose a New Vulnerability in Intel’s CPUs — Wired

  • Modern CPUs — particularly those made by Intel — have been under siege in recent years by an unending series of attacks. Now, two separate academic teams disclosed two new and distinctive exploits that pierce Intel’s Software Guard eXtension, by far the most sensitive region of the company’s processors.

Google Sees Increase in COVID-19 Phishing in Brazil, India, UK — Security Week

  • Cyberthreats taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic are evolving, and Google is seeing an increase in related phishing attempts in some countries.

Attackers impersonate secure messaging site to steal bitcoins — Bleeping Computer

  • In what can be described as the case of both cybersquatting and phishing, threat actors have created a site that imitates the legitimate secure note sharing service to steal bitcoins.

Coder-Turned-Kingpin Paul Le Roux Gets His Comeuppance — Wired

  • Paul Le Roux, 47 — who faced up to a life sentence after pleading guilty to crimes ranging from methamphetamine trafficking to selling weapons technology to Iran — has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

Targeting U.S. banks, Qbot trojan evolves with new evasion techniques — SC Magazine 

  • By malware standards, the banking trojan Qbot is long in the tooth, but it still has some bite, according to researchers who say it has added some detection and research evasion techniques to its arsenal.

Hackers Trigger Far-Reaching Disruption by Targeting Low-Profile Firm — The Wall Street Journal

  • Small and midsize companies are fighting a rising tide of cyberattacks largely out of public view, posing an underappreciated risk for the bigger companies and institutions that use their services.

Google Alerts catches fake data breach notes pushing malware — Bleeping Computer

  • Fraudsters have begun pushing fake data breach notifications using big company names to distribute malware and scams. They’re mixing black SEO, Google Sites, and spam pages to direct users to dangerous locations.

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness — Bloomberg

  • A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s Chrome web browser, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers despite their increasing use for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.

AWS said it mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever — ZDNet

  • The previous record for the largest DDoS attack ever recorded was of 1.7 Tbps, recorded in March 2018.

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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.