If anyone ever needs proof on how effective SonicWall Capture Labs is, look back to the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017, and just last week the NotPetya malware. In contrast to over 250,000 endpoints compromised in over 150 countries, SonicWall customers with active security subscriptions were largely unaffected.
Updated July 6, 2017, 11:51 AM PT
When the latest massive global cyber attack first hit on June 27, the security community observed that the payload behavior closely matched Petya ransomware, which emerged back in 2016, so we initially called this a variant. However, SonicWall Capture Labs researchers confirmed that this is definitely not Petya ransomware.
Note: This is guest blog post by Bryan Chester, Vice President of North America Partner Software and Imaging Sales at Dell.
Email has long been acknowledged as a business critical application. However, it can expose your organization to devastating sabotage by offering hackers an easily accessible vehicle to exploit vulnerabilities in your organization’s network security.
Will you be ransomware’s next victim? Can ransomware encrypt your data and hold it hostage until you pay a ransom?
Organizations large and small across industries and around the globe are at risk of a ransomware attack. The media mostly reports attacks at large institutions, such as the Hollywood Hospital that suffered over a week offline in 2016 after a ransomware attack encrypted files and demanded ransom to decrypt the data.
The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2017 runs June 12-14 in the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, promising the insight you need to guide your organization to a secure digital business future. As the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions.
Email security has become a big concern for organizations, thanks to phishing campaigns that deliver ransomware. Recently, there has been no shortage of notable cyber attacks. The Google Docs attack, Docusign phishing attack, Gannet phishing attack, and Jaff ransomware and its variants were all delivered through phishing emails.
Business models always have to tackle the method of distribution, will they sell directly or through a channel of distributors or a mix of both. The same is with ransomware developers. Many are electing to take their successful code and sell it as a kit, which eliminates many risks and the hard work of distribution all the while collecting a cut of the prize.
We enjoyed a “winning” week engaging with our loyal customers and partners at Dell EMC World, attended by more than 12,000 IT professionals like you.
SonicWall had a strong and visible presence, with one key goal: to maintain and strengthen our ties with Dell and our mutual customers and partners.
Note: This blog was updated on Monday, May 15.
First, if you are a SonicWall customer and you are using our Gateway Anti-Virus, Intrusion Prevention service, and Capture Advanced Threat Protection then your SonicWall firewall has been protecting your network from WannaCry ransomware and the worm that spreads it since 17 April, 2017.
According to ITC (http://www.idtheftcenter.org) data breaches in the US increased 40% in 2016, and through the first four months of 2017 are up an additional 42% over the same period last year. Just over half of all breaches are caused by cyber attacks, defined by ITC as hacking, credit card skimming and phishing.