Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, April 11, 2022

Today, we bring you the details on the eighth reported ransomware attack on a U.S. educational institute in 2022. Disclosed last week, researchers found that a ransomware group stole a massive amount of data from Florida International University. In other news, Anonymous hit Russian entities again. Additionally, researchers found a ransomware threat incubating in a government network for months. Let’s read more to scan through the top cybersecurity incidents for the day.


  1. BlackCat ransomware operators infiltrated the networks of Florida International University and harvested nearly 1.2TB of personal information of students, teachers, and staff.

  2. Anonymous claimed to have leaked over 700GB of data belonging to three Russian government agencies, including Russia’s Ministry of Culture and two local governments. The trove also includes over 500,000 emails.

  3. Italian luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna disclosed a ransomware incident, damaging most of its IT systems while triggering a large-scale interruption.

  4. Christie Business Holdings Company, Illinois, enlightened 500,000 people about a breach affecting their personal information, such as medical insurance information and SSNs.

  5. Ukraine CERT and Microsoft laid bare a malware attack aimed at an energy provider in Ukraine. The malware deployment was observed in both the ICS network and systems running Solaris and Linux.

  6. EU officials revealed that some top officials at the European Commission were targeted by state-sponsored attacks involving the use of spy software, Pegasus.

  7. The CISA issued an order urging federal civilian agencies and organizations to fix actively exploited bugs impacting WatchGuard Firebox and XTM appliances.

  8. Sophos discovered that Lockbit ransomware operators were lurking inside the networks of a regional U.S. government agency for at least five months before dropping their payload.

  9. Prelude, a cybersecurity startup that automates red-teaming, raised $24 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital, with backing from Insight Partners, IA Ventures, and others.

  10. Kaseya signed a definitive agreement to acquire cybersecurity and data backup company Datto, valuing the former at approximately $6.2 billion.

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