Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, July 21, 2021

Ransomware has achieved the status of a global menace. One of the key cloud-hosting providers for the real estate, financial, legal services, and few other industries is in trouble after a ransomware threat sneaked into its networks. Another ransomware attack was detected at a publicly-owned rail operator in the U.K. Meanwhile, U.S. security agencies released new threat intel to help organizations keep Chinese state-sponsored threats at bay. With this, join in to read through the top global cybersecurity headlines for the day.

  1. Cloudstar was crippled due to a highly sophisticated ransomware attack that targeted its systems. Negotiations with attackers are underway, although operations are yet not fully restored.
  2. Ticketing systems at the U.K’s Northern Trains were hit in an alleged ransomware attack. Authorities say no customer or payment data was compromised and travelers can still book online tickets.
  3. Aruba, an Italian web hosting firm, disclosed a breach that exposed a variety of customer billing and personal data, including hashed passwords.
  4. The CISAFBI, and NSA issued a joint cybersecurity advisory against rising Chinese state-sponsored cyber activities and offered mitigation steps to protect the federal government.
  5. Bitdefender took the wraps off of an ongoing worldwide attack campaign involving MosaicLoader malware packaged within pirated software and advertised via search engine results.
  6. Hackers claim to have leaked highly sensitive health insurance and medical data of more than 6,000 patients of insurance firm Humana on a popular hacker forum.
  7. SentinelOne reported a 16-year-old flaw in HPXerox, and Samsung printer drivers that lets attackers gain admin privilege on compromised systems.
  8. Proofpoint discovered a new threat group, TA2721, targeting global organizations across finance, entertainment, and other industries via malspam emails written in Spanish.
  9. After securing a court order, Microsoft will be taking down malicious homoglyph domains that scammers or hackers register to spoof legitimate sites of various businesses and brands.
  10. Families mourning the loss of loved ones to the recent collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, are being targeted by hackers in a new identity theft campaign.