SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Web App Attacks Pt. 2

This list is often leveraged by the greater security industry as a framework to protect against common web app attacks. Unfortunately, this dynamic also provides cybercriminals with a better blueprint from designing attacks. Currently, the top known web attacks include SQL injection, directory traversal, cross-site scripting (XSS), broken authentication and session management, cross-site request forgery […]

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Web App Attacks

Web applications make the digital world spin, particularly in a hyper-connected, cloud dominant landscape. They help deliver the client-side experience most end-users know and use within their favorite browser. Everything from Office 365 and G Suite, to Salesforce and Dropbox, either deliver cloud-first interfaces or offer web versions that complement a software offering.

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – IOT Attack Volume Rising

According to one industry study, the global IoT security market is expected to reach or exceed $35.2 billion (USD) by 2023, a spike of 33.7% based on compound annual growth rate (CAGR). As witnessed in global news headlines, concerns over IoT device security — and respective IoT security regulations — are driving the high market […]

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Fileless Malware Spikes in Q3

Fileless malware is a type of malicious software that exists exclusively as a memory based artifact (i.e., RAM). Fileless malware does not write any part of its activity to the computer’s hard drive, making it very resistant to existing computer forensic strategies that incorporate file-based whitelisting, signature detection, hardware verification, pattern-analysis, time-stamping, etc.

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Ransomware Targets Pt. 2

In Australia, the head of the local intelligence agency was recruited to inform universities about cyber threats and ways of prevention. This was one of the initiatives put in place after an extremely sophisticated threat actor compromised the Australian National University (ANU) and persisted within the university’s network for months at a time.

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Ransomware Targets

In 2019, there was an increase in ransomware used in targeted attacks toward state, provincial and local governments, as well as large corporations. Attacks have ranged from hospitals, police stations and educational institutions to aluminum factories (Norsk Hydro, Norway) and power grids (City Power, Johannesburg). “In a modern, citizen-centric environment, successful ransomware attacks are highly […]

Read more

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Cryptojacking Crumbles

The shuttering of the Coinhive mining operation in March 2019 dealt a devasting blow to the nefarious cryptojacking racket that abused the service. Coinhive was not inherently malicious; it was an alternative method for websites to earn revenue instead of showing advertisements.

Read more