This week, Trickbot is gaining strength, Bitcoin is gaining value, and cybercriminals are gaining ground against vaccine manufacturers.
SonicWall in the News
New Partnerships Boost OT/IoT Security Across Digital Environments — Security Boulevard
- SonicWall’s Q3 Threat Report data is cited in this article about Nozomi Networks partnership with Honeywell and Yokogawa Europe.
Top Tips to Stay Safe During Black Friday & Cyber Monday — Security Toolbox
- Check out five tips to maintain security hygiene when shopping online during the upcoming holiday season.
- The headline-making attack is a stark reminder that major sports franchises have targets on their backs, even if regulators and the press don’t apply the same amount of scrutiny to data protection strategies in athletics as in other sectors.
- The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned Tuesday that major hacking groups are targeting U.S. think tanks.
Companies Urged to Adjust Hiring Requirements for Cyber Jobs — The Wall Street Journal
- Companies need millions more cybersecurity professionals to fill roles around the world, but researchers say the problem may be outlandish job requirements, rather than a lack of workers.
FINRA Warns Brokerage Firms of Phishing Campaign — Security Week
- Cybercriminals are using a recently registered lookalike domain in a phishing campaign targeting U.S. organizations, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority warns.
Cyberespionage APT group hides behind cryptomining campaigns — Bleeping Computer
- An advanced threat group called Bismuth recently used cryptocurrency mining as a way to hide the purpose of their activity and to avoid triggering high-priority alerts.
Bitcoin Hits New Record, This Time With Less Talk of a Bubble — The New York Times
- The crazy cousin of traditional currencies, which fell below $4,000 in March, has now passed $19,783 — and more investors are now buying it for the long term.
- The agency detailed “capabilities and challenges” involved in the buildout of 5G networks and made a number of recommendations aimed at scaling up cybersecurity, spectrum availability and consumer data privacy.
- This case is the biggest to come before the nation’s highest court involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), written in the 1980s and centering on when an individual “exceeds authorized access” to a computer.
- Mounting evidence suggests that TrickBot, the vast botnet that both U.S. Cyber Command and a Microsoft-led coalition sought to disable around the 2020 elections, is on the mend and evolving.
- The international vaccine supply chain has reportedly been targeted by cyber-espionage.
- The hackers behind TrickBot have begun probing victim PCs for vulnerable firmware, which would let them persist on devices undetected.
North Korean Hackers Are Said to Have Targeted Companies Working on Covid-19 Vaccines — The Wall Street Journal
- At least six pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., the U.K. and South Korea were targeted as the regime seeks sensitive information it could sell or weaponize.
In Case You Missed It
- Defending Against Tomorrow’s APTs — Brook Chelmo
- Black Friday Preview: As Holiday Shopping Thrives Online, Will Cybercriminals Move In? — Amber Wolff
- Cybersecurity Alphabet Soup: SDP, ZTNA and SASE — Jayant Thakre
- Making Sense of Today’s APT Groups — Brook Chelmo
- Storms Ahead: The Dark Side of the Rush to the Cloud — Osca St. Marthe
- New SonicWall Products Drive Innovation; Offer Greater Flexibility, Performance and Low TCO — Atul Dhablania