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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 12, 2021

Bizarre, or maybe not! A Japanese medical technology company was hit with a second ransomware attack within the span of a month. Meanwhile, Quest Diagnostics disclosed a cyberattack on one of its subsidiaries, impacting over 300,000 individuals. In other news, a threat group was found executing super-fast data exfiltration and extortion attacks. Let’s keep reading for the top ten news from the last 24 hours in this space.


Unknown hackers allegedly targeted Olympus, forcing it to shut down its IT systems in the U.S, Latin America, and Canada.


Fertility clinic ReproSource disclosed a ransomware incident that blurted out a significant amount of health and financial data of 350,000 patients.


Iran-linked hackers were found conducting extensive password spraying attacks against Office 365 accounts for defense technology and global maritime firms in the U.S. and Israel.


San Juan Regional Medical Center, New Mexico, revealed that a mischievous hacker wiped off patient data available on its network. Impacted patients were notified.


Microsoft reported a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack via a botnet composed of about 70,000 devices, targeted at an Azure customer in Europe.


NCC Group observed a new threat actor, dubbed SnapMC, that steals data for carrying out data extortion attacks. Hackers use the Acunetix vulnerability scanner to hunt for flaws in VPN solutions and webserver apps.


The CISA released a new guidance document for federal agencies on how to secure networks while blocking remote users from illegally accessing internal resources.


Ukrainian police detained a cybercriminal accused of turning 100,000 devices into a botnet to launch DDoS attacks and other malicious activities on behalf of his clients.


Shift5, an Arlington-based OT cybersecurity startup, secured $20 million in Series A funding led by 645 Ventures, with participation from Squadra Ventures, General Advance, and First In.


Forcepoint entered a definitive agreement to acquire Bitglass, marking the firm’s third acquisition this year.

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