SonicWall: Users of Unpatched SRA and SMA 100 Series Appliances Face Imminent Risk of Ransomware Attacks
Jul15

SonicWall: Users of Unpatched SRA and SMA 100 Series Appliances Face Imminent Risk of Ransomware Attacks

SonicWall has issued an urgent warning for users of its Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running 8.x firmware. SonicWall has learned of threat actors targeting a known vulnerability in the firmware using stolen credentials. SonicWall explained in its alert that ransomware attacks are imminent and urgent action must be taken to prevent exploitation of the flaw. SonicWall has corrected the...

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Patch These Actively Exploited SonicWall Vulnerabilities Now!
Apr20

Patch These Actively Exploited SonicWall Vulnerabilities Now!

SonicWall has released patches to correct three actively exploited vulnerabilities in its on-premises and hosted email security solutions. The vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely to gain access to SonicWall Email Security hardware and virtual appliances as well as software installations on Microsoft Windows Server. Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities would allow threat actors to access files and emails, install...

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Malware Attacks Down, but Ransomware and IoT Attacks Have Surged in 2020
Jul24

Malware Attacks Down, but Ransomware and IoT Attacks Have Surged in 2020

Cybercriminals were quick to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and changed their tactics, techniques and procedures to capitalize on the uncertainly surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus and COVID-19. With the pandemic forcing many businesses to drastically increase the number of employees working from home, cybercriminals started targeting home workers. SonicWall has been tracking cyber threats throughout the pandemic and its...

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SonicWall Q3 Threat Report Shows Increase in IoT Malware, Web App Attacks, and Encrypted Threats
Oct25

SonicWall Q3 Threat Report Shows Increase in IoT Malware, Web App Attacks, and Encrypted Threats

There has been a year-over-year decline in malware and ransomware attacks according to a new report from SonicWall, but Quarter 3, 2019 has seen a marked increase in IoT malware, web app attacks, and encrypted threats. The year to date has seen 7.2 billion malware attacks and 151.9 million ransomware attacks, which represent a 15% and 5% decline from the same period last year. While the downward trend is certainly good news, attacks...

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Mid-Year Threat Report Shows Rise in Ransomware-as-a-Service and IoT Malware Threats
Jul28

Mid-Year Threat Report Shows Rise in Ransomware-as-a-Service and IoT Malware Threats

SonicWall’s 2019 Cyber Threat Report shows a there has been a 20% fall in malware attacks in the first half of 2019, but there have been increases in IoT malware, ransomware, cryptojacking, and encrypted threats. Globally, ransomware attacks have increased by 15% in the first 6 months of 2019, with the United Kingdom being increasingly targeted. Ransomware attacks in the UK are up 195% in 2019. The rise in attacks is largely due to...

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Cybercriminals Turn to PDF Files to Deliver Malicious Payloads
Apr20

Cybercriminals Turn to PDF Files to Deliver Malicious Payloads

Q1, 2019 saw a marked increase in the use of PDF files to deliver malware, according to the Q1 2019 Cyber Threat Report from SonicWall. Office documents containing malicious macros are still extensively used to deliver malware, but thanks to security awareness training, employees are wary of office documents and have been instructed not to enable macros in Office files. PDF files are extensively used by businesses, so end users are...

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SonicWall Launches New MSSP Partner Program
Mar28

SonicWall Launches New MSSP Partner Program

The San Jose, CA-based cybersecurity firm SonicWall has launched a new partner program for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The SecureFirst MSSP Program helps partners meet the needs of their clients and address their security skills gaps and provide a more comprehensive range of managed security services. The increasing threat of cyberattacks and the difficulty attracting top cybersecurity talent means many companies are...

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Cyberattacks Becoming the Number 1 Business Risk, Says SonicWall
Mar07

Cyberattacks Becoming the Number 1 Business Risk, Says SonicWall

The latest Cyber Threat Report from SonicWall shows more than 9.32 billion malware attacks were blocked by the company in the past 12 months – a rise of 18.4% over the previous year. While malware attacks are on the rise, ransomware attacks have fallen from 638 million in 2016 to 184 million in 2017 – a fall of more than 71%. While ransomware attacks have fallen, the number of ransomware variants in use has more than doubled,...

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SonicWall Announces its Capture APT Service Now Blocking More than 1,000 Unique Malware Variants Each Day
Oct05

SonicWall Announces its Capture APT Service Now Blocking More than 1,000 Unique Malware Variants Each Day

San Jose, CA-based cybersecurity firm SonicWall is now blocking more than 1,000 new, unique malware variants each day and has seen 524% growth in the number of unique malware variants identified in the past six months across the 1 million+ networks that the company protects. SonicWall has helped protect its customers from these new malware threats, ransomware attacks, and zero-day exploits. SonicWall also helped protect its clients...

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CyberSecurity Breakthrough Names SonicWall 2017 Cybersecurity Company of the Year
Sep20

CyberSecurity Breakthrough Names SonicWall 2017 Cybersecurity Company of the Year

SonicWall has collected a prestigious Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award and was named ‘Overall CyberSecurity Company of the Year, 2017. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the hard work of cybersecurity firms through its annual awards program. Cybersecurity firms can submit their solutions for consideration, with each assessed by a panel of independent industry experts across a range of different...

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SonicWall Releases New Version of its Next-Gen Email Security Solution
Feb10

SonicWall Releases New Version of its Next-Gen Email Security Solution

SonicWall has announced the release of the latest version of its next-gen email security platform and firewall that has enhanced capabilities to protect against the latest malware, ransomware threats, zero-day exploits, and other advanced threats. SonicWall Email Security 9.0 has been integrated with the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, which delivers a multi-engine cloud-based sandbox where email traffic is...

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