Updated: Apr 30
The level of ransomware threats grows day by day. A ransomware group called seemingly obtained sensitive data from a Germany-based wind turbine giant. A new variant of ransomware strain has also compromised a dentist and oral hygiene advocacy association in the U.S. Furthermore, $10 million in bounty was announced by U.S. authorities in exchange for information on a certain Russian cybercriminal group members. On that note, let’s check out the top ten highlights from the last 24 hours.
Top 10 hacking news
Deutsche Windtechnik disclosed that a cyberattack crippled part of its IT systems and briefly disrupted operations of roughly 2,000 turbines.
The American Dental Association suffered a breach, forcing authorities to knock some systems offline. Experts surmise the involvement of a new ransomware actor, Black Basta.
Tenet Healthcare, one of the largest hospital care service providers in the U.S., pulled the plug on its IT applications owing to a cyberattack.
Chinese government-linked Mustang Panda was found using an updated version of PlugX RAT against Russian officials.
Sophos’ State of Ransomware 2022 report disclosed that roughly 66% of organizations were hit by a ransomware attack in the last year, with the average ransom shelled out by victim organizations rising to five times as compared to the previous year.
Cisco Talos observed a rise in APT activity, especially from groups such as Iranian Muddywater and Chinese Mustang Panda.
According to an NCC report, ransomware attacks spiked by over 50% between February and March, while Hive stood out as the third-most active group in the last month.
The U.S. has announced rewards of up to $10 million to anyone who can help locate six Russian GRU hackers belonging to the notorious Sandworm APT group.
ARMO, an Israel-based Kubernetes security firm, secured $30 million in a Series A round led by Tiger Global and Hyperwise Ventures, with participation from existing investors.
U.S.-headquartered website security firm Source Defense raised $27 million in Series B funding led by Springtide Ventures.