This week, SonicWall reveals what the “new business normal” looks like for cybercriminals in the mid-year update to the 2020 Cyber Threat Report.
- In an article on SonicWall’s Mid-Year Threat Report, ZDNet highlights findings that hackers have shifted their strategies due to COVID-19.
- SonicWall is proud to announce one of its own, Tiffany Haselhorst, has joined other leaders within the IT channel community on CRN’s esteemed 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars.
- In an article on SonicWall’s Mid-Year Threat Report, Channelbuzz highlights how cybercriminals have evolved their tactics to better exploit remote work environments during the pandemic.
Malware Attacks Down As Ransomware Increases — BetaNews
- In an article on SonicWall’s Mid-Year Threat Report, BetaNews highlights findings that malware has dropped 24% and ransomware has increased 20% globally and 109% in the U.S.
- In the online underground, crime not only pays, but attackers are rapidly developing tools and networks that rival those of legitimate enterprises today.
- At least seven universities in the UK and Canada have had student data stolen after hackers attacked a cloud computing provider.
- Just hours after a world-readable database exposed a wealth of sensitive user information, UFO made the news again, this time because a database that stored user details was destroyed in an attack.
- Last year, Apple announced a special device just for hackers. The phone — for approved researchers only — will soon go into circulation.
New cryptojacking botnet uses SMB exploit to spread to Windows systems — Bleeping Computer
- A new cryptojacking botnet is spreading across compromised networks via multiple methods that include the EternalBlue exploit for Windows Server Message Block (SMB) communication protocol.
- Cyber criminals are targeting sports teams, leagues and organizational bodies — and in many cases, their attacks are successful, warns the NCSC.
Lazarus hackers deploy ransomware, steal data using MATA malware — Bleeping Computer
- A recently discovered malware framework, known as MATA and linked to the North Korean-backed Lazarus hacking group, was used in attacks targeting corporate entities from multiple countries.
- The House version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act included a provision establishing a national cyber director, a role that would help coordinate federal cybersecurity efforts.
- Easy-to-miss script can give attackers new access should they ever be booted out.
Twitter Hack Revives Concerns Over Its Data Security — The Wall Street Journal
- The alleged perpetrator, who called himself ‘Kirk,’ was part of a subculture where hackers trade in coveted social-media accounts.
In Case You Missed It
- New Cyber Threat Intelligence Finds Malicious Office Files Spiking, Ransomware Up during COVID-19 Pandemic — Geoff Blaine
- ‘3 & Free’ Promotion: The Easiest Way to Upgrade Your SonicWall Firewall for Free — Robert (Bob) VanKirk
- SonicWall EMEA 2020 Virtual Partner Events — Terry Greer-King
- COVID-19 Ushers in a New Era of Cybersecurity for Higher Ed — Bill Conner
- A Brief History of COVID-19 Related Attacks, Pt. 1 — Dmitriy Ayrapetov
- SonicWall’s Online Community Connects Cybersecurity Professionals — Micah Vorst