Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, March 22, 2022

The reliance on third-party software platforms for essential business processes exposes organizations to additional cyber risks to their data. Lately, a breach at a popular marketing campaign management platform compromised at least 30 firms from its clientele. Additionally, a variety of attack campaigns hobbled the world’s largest oil pipeline company, luxury hotels in China, French entities, and over a million patients at a U.S. dental care chain. With this, continue reading for the top ten highlights from the weekend.

  1. A security breach at Hubspot impacted its 30 customers. Reports suggest customer data exposure at four crypto companies namely BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin, NYDIG, and Circle.
  2. At least 17 luxury hotels in Macau were targeted by the South Korean DarkHotel APT impersonating the Macau Government Tourism Office.
  3. Proofpoint unraveled targeted attacks on French construction and government sectors. Hackers abused an open-source package installer to install the Serpent backdoor.
  4. Hackers swindled about 79GB of sensitive data from the Omega Company, the research and development division of Transneft, a Russian state-controlled oil pipeline giant.
  5. The New England-based H.P Hood LLC was hit by a cyberattack, affecting the milk supply at the Contoocook Valley School District in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  6. Over a million Texans will have to bear the brunt of a massive breach at Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics. The incident has laid bare several confidential data of the patients.
  7. Ukrainian officials cautioned about the ongoing phishing attacks by InvisiMole, a hacking group with links to Russian Gamaredon APT for data stealing and surveillance purposes.
  8. Researchers warned March Madness basketball fans—who are filling out brackets, placing bets, or watching the games on their devices—about the dirty tricks of hackers and scammers to steal their personal and financial data.
  9. Japan steps up its cyber defenses by launching a reorganized cyber defense unit that combines previously separate cyber departments. It shall protect the Japan Self Defense-Forces’ networks against perceived threats from China, North Korea, and Russia.
  10. The FBI’s IC3 issued a joint cybersecurity advisory against AvosLocker ransomware operations aimed at crippling the networks of U.S. critical infrastructure.