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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, April 14, 2022

With thousands of devices joining the cloud on a daily basis, cybercriminals won’t miss a chance to leverage it. Researchers have reported a new DDoS botnet infecting at least 100 devices every day. Meanwhile, a healthcare system in Ohio exposed patient data. Did you pay a bill recently? Beware of an online scam that wants to reward you for doing so. Let’s continue reading for the top cybersecurity highlights from the last 24 hours.

Top 10 hacking news

  1. Researchers at Qihoo 360 discovered Fodcha, a growing botnet that compromises over 100 victims a day and has more than 10,000 daily active bots only in China.

  2. Sensitive records of about 1,700 patients at MetroHealth System, Cleveland, were impacted in an inadvertent data breach due to human error.

  3. The CISA and the FBI, along with other agencies, issued a joint advisory against APTs attempting to gain full system access to multiple ICS/SCADA devices for Schneider Electric, OMRON, and OPC UA servers.

  4. Microsoft dismantled 65 domains associated with the ZLoader threat actors, hence taking down the group behind cybercrimes worth millions of dollars.

  5. Malwarebytes Labs spotted fraudsters sharing SMS texts with promises of free gifts and other lucrative offers to people who have paid their bills.

  6. A Ponemon Institute report revealed that nearly 50% of the organizations worldwide reviewed their cybersecurity policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. The CISA added a high-severity local privilege escalation vulnerability in its catalog and urged all Federal Civilian Executive Branch Agencies (FCEB) agencies to patch it until May 2nd.

  8. LockBit 2.0 and Conti account for over half of the ransomware attacks in the first three months this year with 38% and 20% share, respectively.

  9. Cybersecurity startup Securden raised $10.5 million in Series A round led by Tiger Global Management with Accel and Together Fund also participating.

  10. MDR solutions provider Critical Start raised over $215 million in strategic growth funding from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

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