Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup March 30-2022

Critical services in Ukraine once again came under attack as it foiled a significant attack on a major mobile service and internet provider. In separate news, an infamous hacker group reportedly exposed gigabytes of data it pilfered from two Russian companies. Besides, discord users need to watch out for a new malware threat stealing their access tokens. Read further for today’s roundup from the last 24 hours.

  1. UkrtelecomUkraine’s biggest fixed line telecom company, was hit by a powerful cyberattack, allegedly a DDoS attack or an advanced attack.
  2. Hacktivist group Anonymous has publicly leaked a trove of stolen data related to Moscow-based MashOil and Russian construction firm RostProekt.
  3. Russian agency FSB suffered a major breach by Ukraine‘s military intelligence, resulting in the loss of the personal details of 620 officers who were supposedly involved in crimes in Europe.
  4. Sophos warned about a patched authentication bypass flaw in Sophos Firewall being exploited in attacks targeting a set of organizations in the South Asia region.
  5. Cisco Talos affirmed that hackers behind the Transparent Tribe APT have been pursuing espionage missions against the Indian government and military using a new malware at least since June 2021.
  6. The Ukrainian Security Service (SSUstated that since the Russian invasion started, it has confiscated five bot farms with more than 100,000 fake social media accounts disseminating fake news.
  7. Sophos discovered an attack campaign abusing the Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors and crypto miners to the vulnerable VMware Horizon servers.
  8. New report by Proofpoint elucidated that hackers sent almost 4,000 fake job emails, with the aim of stealing personal data or luring victims into committing money laundering.
  9. A threat actor was spotted employing a sophisticated crypto-mining malware, dubbed Verblecon, on systems to steal access tokens for Discord chat app users.
  10. Mobile security provider Zimperium to be acquired by Liberty Strategic Capital, a Washington D.C.-based private equity fund, for approximately $525 million.