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Vulnerabilities Healthcare Institutions Cyberthreats Nucleus:13 Medical Siemens

Researchers found Vulnerabilities within Healthcare Institutions that expose them to Cyberthreats

Healthcare institutions have millions of connected devices exposed to critical vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities allow threat actors to disrupt medical tools and patient monitors, including the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that have control over systems and equipment inside health facilities like ventilation systems.  The communications protocol TCP/IP stacks are also utilised in other industries besides the...
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Initial Access Broker Zebra2104 IAB Ransomware Threat Groups Dark Web APT

Researchers discovered Zebra2104 IAB to be providing entry points to Ransomware Threat Groups

An Initial Access Broker (IAB) dubbed the “Zebra2104” was discovered by the security researchers linked to three threat groups involved in phishing scams and ransomware activities. Zebra2104 is found to be providing entry points to ransomware threat groups such as Phobos, StrongPity APT, and MountLocker. The entry points were also provided to several compromised organisations in Turkey and Australia.  Turkish healthcare firms and other smaller companies have been targeted by the StrongPity APT,...
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Healthcare Institutions Ransomware Attacks Cyber Security Services Risk Management Security Alerts

Healthcare Institutions suffers severe damages from Ransomware Attacks

Today, because of the COVID-19, healthcare institutions worldwide have extensively used all necessary functionality of their sector due to the vast number of patients coming in. Unfortunately, the healthcare systems must deal with more problems than patients alone. Ransomware attacks are the most dangerous thing that an institution can encounter, especially in the health sector. These attacks can cause massive damages...
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Ransomware Groups Financial Events FBI NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Ransomware Groups are discovered to target time-sensitive financial events, as reported by the FBI

New reports are published by the FBI pertaining to ransomware groups observed to exploit special financial events to perform their attacks. The ransomware threat groups use financial events such as acquisitions and mergers to target institutions and compel them to pay ransom demands.  The FBI stated that ransomware groups research and acquire the victim’s publicly available data before executing...
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Customers Hacked GoDaddy Data Breach Web Hosting WordPress CMS Domain Registrar

1.2 Million Customers Hacked by the recent GoDaddy data breach

WordPress is among the most renowned content management systems (CMS) globally, with an estimate of more than 64 million clients and 400 million daily visitors. Meanwhile, recent reports reveal that GoDaddy, the CMS’s top web hosting tool among clients, has compromised about 1.2 million WordPress client information to a data breach.  As described by GoDaddy’s chief information security officer (CISO) in...
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FBI DDoS Attack HelloKitty Ransomware Network Disruption Traffic Cyberattack Denial of Service

FBI warns private firms about DDoS attack being added to HelloKitty Ransomware’s arsenal of tactics 

A flash alert was sent by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to warn private industries about the HelloKitty ransomware gang, also known as FiveHands, adding DDoS attack to their collection of extortion strategies. The warning also stressed that the threat actors would take down the website of their victims if they did not pay the ransom...
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ColdFusion Cring Ransomware Attack VPN Unpatched Servers Vulnerability

Experts warn companies that the Cring Ransomware group is targeting outdated servers and VPNs

Following its emergence this year, the Cring ransomware threat group remained active in the cybercrime landscape by attacking old ColdFusion servers and VPNs. As per security experts, a unique quality of their ransomware attack involves their specialisation in using old vulnerabilities for their exploit activities.   Furthermore, analysts said that Cring ransomware’s exploitation of old VPN and server vulnerabilities must be a wake-up call...
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BlackMatter Ransomware Attack Schreiber Foods Extortion System Disruption Financial Loss Cybercrime

Dairy company gets hit by a ransomware attack; reports to resume their operations after the issue is fixed

After a ransomware attack targeted Schreiber Foods, their systems are now reported to be back and running again. Schreiber Foods is a dairy company from Wisconsin, US, and was the most recent critical industry victimised by a ransomware attack.  Schreiber Foods’ Director of Communication has reached out to security analysts to report the ransomware attack and said it had affected their systems. The incident has prevented their...
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DNS Attacks Cyber threat domain name system DNSSEC Vulnerabilities

Survey reveals that DNS cyberattacks pose major threats to organisations

Cybersecurity leaders have conducted a study that shows the alarming hike of domain name system (DNS) attacks against organisations for 2021. The survey result revealed that within the past 12 months, 72% of participants had experienced a DNS cyberattack.   61% of victimised organisations have suffered from multiple attacks, while 11% are attacked regularly. In terms of cyberattack recovery, one-third of the respondents said...
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Data Leak Subscriber Data Thingiverse open forum incident breach notification

Digital Design Sharing Website Leaks Over 200,000 Subscriber Data

According to a researcher, a website dedicated to sharing an original created digital design called Thingiverse has leaked 36-gigabyte backup files containing 200,000 email addresses and other personal information. The data dump is currently being circulated on a known hacking forum.  The Thingiverse purpose is to give free, open-source hardware designs that can be licensed under the Creative Commons licenses or General Public...
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