Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, April 27, 2022

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

  1. Deutsche Windtechnik disclosed that a cyberattack crippled part of its IT systems and briefly disrupted operations of roughly 2,000 turbines.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chinese government-linked Mustang Panda was found using an updated version of PlugX RAT against Russian officials.

  5. 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.

  6. Cisco Talos observed a rise in APT activity, especially from groups such as Iranian Muddywater and Chinese Mustang Panda.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. U.S.-headquartered website security firm Source Defense raised $27 million in Series B funding led by Springtide Ventures.

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