Cybersecurity News

Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, June 02, 2021

The healthcare sector needs a lifeline to catch a break from cyber crises during these tough times. Lately, one of the databases of the Public Health Agency of Sweden was pulled offline owing to cyberattacks. Threats loom over Mexicans as a ransomware group claimed to leak Mexican government data. In other news, security experts briefed on attack techniques exploiting antivirus security to infect protected folders. Click on the headline links to have an in-depth look at the top cybersecurity events for the day.

  1. Aseries of attacks rocked the Swedish Public Health Agency, forcing downtime for the country’s infectious diseases database, SmiNet. It is unclear if the attackers had access to sensitive data.
  1. Prometheus ransomware group leaked data it allegedly stole after hacking into multiple email accounts of the Mexican government.
  1. E-reading systems supporting open EPUB format are impacted by significant security vulnerabilities. Experts noted that none of the JS-supporting reading systems completely followed EPUB security recommendations.
  1. Academics from top European universities devised Cut-and-Mouse and Ghost Control attack techniques that affect the protected folder feature offered by antivirus programs.
  1. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand noted that criminals behind the Accellion breach also altered the emailing tool which was supposed to notify the bank about an available security patch.
  1. The Brazilian government added more stringent penalties under its newly passed legislation against fraud and crimes perpetrated in the digital world.
  1. According to PwC95% of Australian CEOs believe cyber-risks are the top threat to business growth, however, there’s a lag in aspects of risk management as compared to their overseas counterparts.
  1. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum reported two new exploits that can allow a hacker to secretly modify the content of PDF documents without altering their certification signatures.
  1. Redacted, a cybersecurity startup, raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Ten Eleven Ventures, with participation from Valor Equity Partners and SVB Capital.
  1. Exabeam, a firm that automates the analysis and monitoring of cybersecurity data, secured $200 million in Series F growth round led by the Owl Rock division of Blue Owl Capital, with participation from existing investors.