SonicWall releases urgent notice about imminent ransomware attacks targeting its 8.x firmware

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SonicWall a Network device maker has issued an urgent security notice to its customers, warning of imminent ransomware attacks targeting the Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running unpatched and end-of-life (EOL) 8.x firmware.

“The exploitation targets a known vulnerability that has been patched in newer versions of the firmware.” It continues by saying, “Organizations that fail to take appropriate actions to mitigate these vulnerabilities on their SRA and SMA 100 series products are at imminent risk of a targeted ransomware attack.”

Organizations still using the SRA devices (SRA 4600/1600 (EOL 2019), 4200/1200 (EOL 2016), or SSL-VPN 200/2000/400 (EOL 2013/2014) running firmware 8.x or end-of-life SMA are advice to either update their firmware or disconnect their appliances.

SonicWall said it will provide a free virtual SMA 500v until October 31, 2021, to help customers with end-of-life devices that cannot upgrade to 9.x or 10.x firmware.

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