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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, April 13, 2022

The third-party route has time and again been leveraged by attackers to penetrate organizations. It was evidenced in a recent scenario wherein a U.K-based same-day delivery firm experienced a network intrusion on a third-party platform. Underground marketplace RaidForum exists no more, thanks to the FBI and Europol. Furthermore, banking services in Africa are facing a constant barrage of phishing attempts. With this, join in for the key highlights in the cybersecurity space from the past 24 hours.

Top 10 hacking news

  1. A breach at DPDgroup-owned CitySprint may have exposed the sensitive personal data of thousands of drivers via the company’s iFleet portal.

  2. International law enforcement ran operation TOURNIQUET to successfully seize RaidForums, an infamous dark web marketplace known for offering stolen personal data.

  3. FortiGuard Labs reported a new DDoS threat, dubbed Enemybot. The hackers behind the campaign claimed association with the Keksec group that specializes in cryptomining and DDoS attacks.

  4. HP Wolf Security unearthed a series of phishing attacks and HTML smuggling techniques to target the banking customers in Africa.

  5. Citrix, Siemens, and Schneider Electric addressed high-severity bugs across respective products. In the same vein, industrial technology giant ABB also declared to work on fixing three critical flaws.

  6. Microsoft linked the Chinese-backed Hafnium group to a defense evasion malware Tarrask used by cybercriminals to attain persistence on compromised Windows environments.

  7. A group of cybersecurity companies, that help defend industrial systems from hackers, joined forces to launch the OT Cybersecurity Coalition. It aims to strengthen the ICS and critical infrastructure in the U.S.

  8. Cloudflare observed a drop in RDDoS attacks in 2022 but a whopping 164% year-on-year rise in application-layer DDoS attacks.

  9. Identity security firm Silverfort raised $65 million in Series C funding led by Greenfield Partners, with participation from Acrew Capital, GM Ventures, and others.

  10. Investment firm KKR signed a definitive agreement to acquire Barracuda Networks from private equity firm Thoma Bravo, in a deal worth approximately $4 billion

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