Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, June 09, 2021

Cyberattackers continue to take aim at the pipeline infrastructure in the U.S. Security experts revealed that one more pipeline-focused business was targeted by cybercriminals around the same time as Colonial Pipeline. Another hacker gang has corrupted the NYC Law Department’s IT environment; an investigation by the FBI is underway. Further, in a most wonderful development, one of the largest and most sophisticated international law enforcement operations against encrypted criminal activities saw arrests of hundreds of organized cybercriminal groups. With this, let’s join in to learn about all that occurred in the cybersecurity space in the past 24 hours.

  1. The Xing Team hacker group exposed 70GB of internal files from LineStar Integrity Services to the dark web. The firm offers multiple services such as auditing, compliance, maintenance, and technology services to pipeline companies.
  2. The New York City law department was the target of a potential ransomware attack after unauthorized access was detected within its IT systems.
  3. Navistar International Corporation disclosed a breach in which some of the company data was stolen by cybercriminals. It has not shared any technical information about the event.
  4. Hackers published over 4 billion passwords on a hacker forum in a massive 100GB text file titled RockYou2021. It is suspected to be a compilation of previous data leaks and breaches.
  5. An analysis by The Washington Post claimed that about 2% of the top 1,000 grossing apps on the App Store are scams and have swindled over $48 million from users during their existence on the store.
  6. The DOJ seized approximately $2.3 million in BTC that was supposed to reach as a ransom payment to the members of DarkSide, the group behind the Colonial Pipeline 
  7. Users of online casinos, such as Ducky Luck, Raging Bull Casino, and Sports and Casino, were found to be targeted by spammers via irrelevant or unsolicited messages to spread malware.
  8. According to Europol, law enforcement authorities made more than 800 arrests in raids at 700 locations worldwide under Operation Trojan Shield, wherein the police followed upon criminals’ activities via AN0M, an encrypted chat platform.
  9. One directive from President Joe Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity established a Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) in the Department of Homeland Security to investigate major cyber incidents involving government systems.
  10. Private equity firms Bain Capital and Crosspoint Capital announced to acquire cloud-native network detection and response startup ExtraHop for $900 million.