Cybersecurity News

Cybersecurity Roundup, September 17, 2021

In an unchanging attack trend, a ransomware group has now crippled a top customer support firm that works with some of the world’s largest companies. Meanwhile, Ransomware encrypts South Africa’s entire Department of Justice network. What more? Free REvil decryptor is now available for victims targeted before mid-July. On that note, let’s read further for the top ten highlights in the cybersecurity space from the last 24 hours.

  1. Customer care giant TTEC was hit by a suspected ransomware attack launched by the Ragnar Locker gang. The group is known for demanding millions of dollars in ransom.
  2. The justice ministry of the South African government is working on restoring its operations after a recent ransomware attack encrypted all its systems, making all electronic services unavailable both internally and to the public..
  3. McAfee stumbled across a highly sophisticated APT group that has been using a mix of known and new malware packages under its attack campaign called Operation Harvest.
  4. The Anonymous hacktivist group claimed to have pilfered about 180GB of data from web hosting provider Epik. The stolen data includes sensitive records of the provider’s clients and their domains.
  5. Experts uncovered a phishing scam wherein hackers masqueraded as officials from the U.S. Transportation Department to acquire login credentials of targeted firms.
  6. new strain of malware, dubbed Capoae, is reportedly targeting WordPress and Linux systems worldwide. Written in GoLang, it brings cross-platform capabilities.
  7. Security researcher Brian Krebs’s website KrebsOnSecurity became a victim of an assault by a new IoT botnet, dubbed Meris, which is composed of a huge number of MikroTik routers.
  8. Bitdefender released a free master decryptor against REvil ransomware, which enables victims encrypted before July 13 to recover their files for free.
  9. Endpoint security platform Kolide raised $17 million in its Series B round led by OpenView Partners, with Matrix Partners also participating.
  10. Dynatrace announced to acquire SpectX to advance its observability and application security analytics capabilities.