Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, July 01, 2021

In recent years, the healthcare sector has witnessed a record-high number of cyberattacks and data breaches. Most recently, a Kentucky-based health facility leaked the PHI of thousands of patients, putting them at risk of cyberattacks. Another health center in Nevada was purportedly crippled by a ransomware attack. The INTERPOL, along with numerous other law enforcement agencies, shut down an infamous website that hackers would rely on for evasion tactics. Continue reading to learn all about the top cybersecurity headlines for the day.
  1. UofL Healthbased in the U.S. state of Kentucky, is notifying more than 40,000 patients of a security incident that exposed their PHI to an external domain.
  2. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada allegedly became the victim of a REvil ransomware attack. Actors leaked personal information from the stolen database.
  3. Experts revealed that the Nobelium group infected the systems of Denmark’s central bank and persisted in its network for over six months.
  4. ransomware actor stole data from the network of a Christian church and charity The Salvation Army, U.K. The staff and volunteers were advised to pay attention to their bank statements for mysterious transactions.
  5. The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranked the U.S. first on the 2020 Global cybersecurity index. The U.and Saudi Arabia were placed second on the list.
  6. Law enforcement agencies from the U.S., the U.K, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, and other countries obtained personal information, logs, and statistics of all the customers of DoubleVPN and confiscated its servers. The service was leveraged by hackers to evade detection during attacks.
  7. Phoenix Contact, an industrial solutions provider, was notified of critical vulnerabilities in its multiple products leading to DDoS and high-severity bypass threats.
  8. Microsoft announced to add a privacy feature to Windows 11 called DNS-over-HTTPS. This will allow users to perform encrypted DNS lookups to bypass censorship and snooping by malicious actors.
  9. DevOps platform maker JFrog acquired Tel Aviv-based integrated security platform Vdoo for about $300 million.
  10. API security platform Noname Security raised $60 million in Series B funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from new and existing investors.