This week, attackers targeted everything from the energy sector and the U.S. elections to social media accounts and your coffeemaker.
SonicWall in the News
- SonicWall’s Jason Carter has been selected to be part of CRN’s annual “100 People You Don’t Know but Should” list.
How Home Tech Can Be Companies’ Weakest Link — Financial Times (Business Education)
- SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner weighs in on how companies can protect against risks due to remote employees’ home network setups.
Managed IT Service Providers Expands Support For Remote Workers During Pandemic — Crain’s Detroit Business
- In March, SonicWall helped Vision Computer Solutions acquire additional licenses more quickly than normal so the company could rapidly transition to remote work.
- Perimeter 81 — which SonicWall has invested in — is included in the roundup as a cloud-based company helping IT and security professionals more easily secure remote access.
- Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other U.S. tech giants could be banned from favoring their services or forcing users to sign up to a bundle of services under draft EU rules.
- The House has unanimously passed four bills aimed at securing the power grid and other energy infrastructure against cyberattacks.
- Cyberscoop summarizes/explores the new Microsoft report — a detailed review of criminal and government hackers’ tradecraft.
- With the name Smarter, you might expect a network-connected kitchen appliance maker to be, well, smarter than companies selling conventional appliances. But in the case of the Smarter’s IoT coffee maker, you’d be wrong.
CISA Warns of Hackers Exploiting Zerologon Vulnerability — Security Week
- The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert to warn of attackers actively targeting a recently addressed vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC).
Microsoft disrupts nation-state hacker op using Azure Cloud service — Bleeping Computer
- In a report today, Microsoft said that it disrupted operations of a nation-state threat group that was using its Azure cloud infrastructure for cyberattacks.
Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote — The New York Times
- Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.
- FBI Director Christopher Wray said Chinese hackers are continuing to target U.S. companies involved in COVID-19 research and described China as the nation’s “greatest counterintelligence threat.”
Mount Locker ransomware joins the multi-million dollar ransom game — Bleeping Computer
- A new ransomware operation named Mount Locker is stealing victims’ files before encrypting and then demanding multi-million dollar ransoms.
- Senator says legislation is moving forward to thwart intellectual property theft and defend federal networks from cyberattacks.
Phishing attacks are targeting your social network accounts — Bleeping Computer
- Scammers are targeting your social network accounts with phishing emails that pretend to be copyright violations or promises of a shiny ‘blue checkmark’ next to your name.
In Case You Missed It
- ‘3 & Free’ Promotion: How to Upgrade Your SonicWall Firewall for Free — Robert (Bob) VanKirk
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Empowers Individuals, Orgs to Own Their Role in Cybersecurity — Amber Wolff
- 10 Reasons to Upgrade to the Latest SonicWall TZ Firewall — Brook Chelmo
- 10 Reasons to Upgrade to the Latest SonicWall NSa Firewall — Brook Chelmo
- SonicWall’s Jason Carter Recognized as One of CRN’s ‘100 People You Don’t Know but Should’ — Lindsey Lockhart
- Advanced Threats: Am I At Risk? — Osca St. Marthe