This week utilities were under attack, as an Iran nuclear plant and a Kansas water facility both faced sabotage attempts.
SonicWall in the News
- This article features data from SonicWall’s recent 2021 Cyber Threat Report, with a focus on the increase in IoT and malware attacks.
- SonicWall’s vice president of regional sales – APAC, Debasish Mukherjee, discusses cybersecurity lessons learned from the pandemic.
Why some jobseekers have turned to cyber crime during the pandemic — ComputerWeekly
- ComputerWeekly spoke with SonicWall EMEA Vice-President Terry Greer-King about cybercriminal activity during the pandemic.
- Intelligent CISO interviewed Osca St. Marthe, SonicWall’s executive director of sales engineering for EMEA, about the company’s boundless security model.
Remote Work Sparking Rise in Cybersecurity Threats, HTSA Told — Consumer Electronics Daily
- SonicWall Solutions Architect Rick Meder was quoted in reference to the 2021 Cyber Threat Report.
- The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-R.I.) office said in a statement Thursday.
- The U.S. government warned the private sector that Russian government hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities to target U.S. companies and the defense industrial base.
- The NBA’s Houston Rockets are investigating a cyberattack against their networks from a relatively new ransomware group claiming to have stolen internal business data.
- A hacking campaign detected by IBM last year targeting organizations involved in the manufacturing, transportation and storage of COVID-19 vaccines is now thought to have targeted more than 40 companies in 14 countries.
- Within hours of Iran proudly announcing the launch of its latest centrifuges at its site in Natanz, a power blackout damaged some of the machines.
- Bitcoin hit a record of $62,741 on Tuesday, extending its 2021 rally to new heights a day before the listing of Coinbase shares in the U.S.
- The “Name: Wreck” flaws in TCP/IP are the latest in a series of vulnerabilities with global implications.
QBot malware is back replacing IcedID in malspam campaigns — Bleeping Computer
- Malware distributors are rotating payloads once again, switching between trojans that in many cases serve as an intermediary stage in a longer infection chain.
- Cybercriminals are spending less time inside networks before they’re discovered. But that’s partly because when hackers deploy ransomware, they don’t stay hidden for long.
Small Kansas water utility system hacking highlights risks — The Washington Times
- A former Kansas utility worker has been charged with remotely tampering with a public water system’s cleaning procedures, highlighting the difficulty smaller utilities face in protecting against hackers.
- President Biden called for over $1.3 billion in cybersecurity funds, along with major investments in emerging technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence, as part of his proposed budget request sent to Congress.
- A proposal would mandate that financial firms report more kinds of cyber incidents to regulators within 36 hours.
Joker malware infects over 500,000 Huawei Android devices — Bleeping Computer
- More than 500,000 Huawei users have downloaded from the company’s official Android store applications infected with Joker malware that subscribes to premium mobile services.
In Case You Missed It
- Understanding the Difference Between Azure Firewall Services and SonicWall NSv — Stefan Brunner
- Clear and Present Danger: Why Cybersecurity is More Critical than Ever — Debasish Mukherjee
- Emotet and Trickbot: The Battle of the Botnets — Amber Wolff
- The Definitive Guide to SASE — Sony Kogin
- SonicWall Named Silver Partner of the Year by CDW Canada — Amber Wolff
- Expanding the Trophy Case: SonicWall Attains 5-Star Rating in 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide — Lindsey Lockhart