A Chinese hacking group linked to state authorities has upgraded its capabilities to target companies with headquarters in the United States and East Asia, warns an alert from Japanese and American cyber agencies. The group, BlackTech, has a customized firmware backdoor tailored for Cisco routers.
Perimeter 81's ease of deployment and embrace of a cloud-based architecture made it stand apart from other secure remote access offerings, according to Check Point Software CEO Gil Shwed. The deal will help Check Point build a scalable network foundation that extends to thousands of users.
Multiple nation-state hacking groups have been exploiting known flaws in Zoho ManageEngine software and Fortinet firewalls to steal data, cybersecurity officials warn. A new alert details exploits of each vulnerability by separate groups that targeted the same aeronautical firm.
Chinese espionage hackers behind an eight-month campaign to hack Barracuda email security appliances intensified their focus on high-priority targets around the time the company moved to fix the zero-day flaw behind the campaign. A custom backdoor suggests China was prepared for remediation efforts.
A delay in finalizing enterprise deals and a shorter average contract duration have forced Fortinet to lower its sales forecast going forward. The Silicon Valley-based platform security vendor said average contract length shortened from 29.5 months to 28 months in the fiscal quarter ended June 30.
The proposed $2.45 billion sale of Forcepoint's government security business to TPG will fuel investment and growth for both public sector and commercial customers, CEO Manny Rivelo said. Forcepoint determined that its government practice would benefit from an additional set of investments.
Security appliance manufacturers SonicWall and Fortinet fixed multiple critically rated vulnerabilities in their network security products this week. The fixes include authentication bypass flaws that could result in exposure of sensitive information. Regulators urge users to patch soon.
Service providers typically lack the skills and large security teams needed to thwart complex and high-volume cyberattacks on their own, said A10 Networks CEO Dhrupad Trivedi. MSPs telecom and cloud providers struggle to assess the scale of cyber incidents and to detect and remediate them.
A growing number of security teams are looking to consolidate tools to simplify operations, said Gartner analyst Dionisio Zumerle. "When you have the complexity, it's very hard to identify misconfigurations between the different overlapping tools, and it's also hard to identify security gaps."
A service selling DDoS disruptions via a Mirai-based botnet called Condi is the latest to target consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers made by TP-Link with firmware not yet patched to fix a known flaw. Unusually, a recently spotted sample of Condi has been stripped down to target only that flaw.
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Small and midsize businesses need proactive measures to ensure security just as much as any large organization. But challenges abound for SMBs as they struggle with a smaller staff and budget constraints, making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks, said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk.
Check Point's product sales have taken their biggest nosedive since 2018 as customers extend sales cycles and postpone projects while prospects decline to buy new products. The company said businesses have increasingly delayed product refresh projects since November in an effort to tighten budgets.