Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, July 07, 2021

As the victim count for the Kaseya breach rises, cybersecurity agencies such as the CISA and NCSC have rolled out guidance for enterprises to mitigate the threats. Meanwhile, Israeli security experts laid bare a global cyberattack campaign that targeted over 2,000 entities. Further, an infamous cybercriminal Dr. Hex was tracked down by INTERPOL via phishing kits. Let’s keep reading for the top cybersecurity highlights from the past 24 hours.

  1. About 1,500 firms worldwide may have been affected by the REvil ransomware attack that compromised Kaseya’s cloud-based RMM platform. The CISA has released guidance for the victims of the supply chain attack.
  2. Guardicore researchers uncovered a cryptomining attack campaign that involved compromised servers from over 1,300 global organizations. Every compromised Windows server was worth hundreds of dollars.
  3. ransomware attack was launched against Wiregrass Electric Cooperative. Authorities claim no data was compromised.
  4. Users of both Android and iOS versions of the Formula 1 racing app received unsolicited notifications after hackers hijacked the apps to send out two alerts.
  5. INTERPOL detained a hacker known as Dr. Hex in underground marketplaces, under its Operation Lyrebird. The accused was involved in attacks on 134 websites from 2009–2018 across multiple regions.
  6. The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced plans to onboard at least 800 cybersecurity staff by the end of March 2022 to help defend against increasingly sophisticated attacks.
  7. Professional Business Systems, a medical management firm, disclosed that an unauthorized actor attempted to deploy ransomware in its network last year.
  8. ENISA highlighted 12 high-level recommendations for SMEs on how to fortify the security infrastructure of their businesses.
  9. Taiwanese vendor QNAP released a security advisory wherein it addressed a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by cybercriminals to compromise vulnerable NAS devices.
  10. U.K citizens lost over one billion dollars to various frauds and cybercrimes in the first half of 2021, according to a report by