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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, March 18, 2022

Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, March 18, 2022

Top 10 hacking news

Once again stolen credentials were proved costly as one of the top credit bureaus in South Africa was hit by a $15 million ransomware attack. In another streak, Russian CCTVs were hijacked and defaced. Meanwhile, hundreds of GoDaddy-hosted sites were spotted backdoored on a single day. On that note, join in for the top ten cybersecurity updates from the last 24 hours.

  1. A hacker group named N4ughtySec Group claimed to have breached the networks of TransUnion and pilfer over 4TB of customer data. The group has demanded $15 million in ransom.

  2. A hacker group hijacked dozens of CCTV displays in Russia and defaced them with their own messages. The hackers are also maintaining a website that has live feeds from compromised cameras.

  3. The CISA and FBI warned against threats looming at satellite communication network providers and their customers. They are advised to review and fortify their security posture.

  4. The Wordfence Incident Response team alerted nearly 300 websites hosted on GoDaddy's Managed WordPress service that were infected with a common backdoor.

  5. Google TAG unearthed a financially motivated initial access broker, dubbed Exotic Lily, exploiting a zero-day in Microsoft MSHTML. It is believed to be linked with the Russian cybercriminals behind Conti and Diavol.

  6. As income tax season nears, researchers at Cofsense uncovered a malicious email campaign—by the Emotet gang—wherein hackers impersonate the IRS.

  7. An analysis by Cisco Talos’ unveiled the overlap of attack TTPs discovered in the attacks of BlackCat and BlackMatter ransomware groups.

  8. Researchers stumbled across a flood of open-source protestware projects on GitHub that have altered their code to display Stand with Ukraine messages.

  9. Georgia-based Apptega, a cybersecurity and compliance accelerator, secured $37 million from growth equity firm Mainsail Partners.

  10. Security and networking platform Todyl raised $28 million in Series A round led by Anthos Capital, with participation from previous investors Blu Ventures, StoneMill Ventures, and Tech Operators.

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