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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 15, 2021

Security challenges for healthcare organizations continue to mount as ransomware actors successfully breached the networks of an Israeli hospital, forcing patient transfers. In another streak, a Brazilian marketplace integrator platform inadvertently laid bare more than 600GB of sensitive data online. Furthermore, a new advisory highlights rising threats against Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) in the U.S. With this, let’s hop in for the top headlines in the cybersecurity space from the last 24 hours.


A prolonged ransomware attack hit Hillel Yaffe Medical Center impacting its electric doors and patient registry system. Some patients had to be transferred to the nearest facility.


Researchers uncovered an unprotected database exposing over 1.75 billion sensitive records in a massive leak affecting the customers and sellers on Hariexpress.


Independent Health leaked the personal and medical data for over 500 individuals employed with Williamsville School District owing to human error.


A cyberattack at the University of Sunderland has knocked down the official website, telephone lines, and the primary email servers.


A new joint advisory by the U.S. government warns against ongoing cyberattacks on the country’s Water and Wastewater Systems. In 2021, ransomware actors have hit three facilities so far.


Google TAG is reportedly tracking more than 270 nation-state actors from more than 50 countries. It claims to have sent over 50,000 warnings in 2021, which is a nearly 33% rise from 2020.


Morphisec Labs unearthed a new MirrorBlast campaign aimed at financial services. The phishing campaign has an uncanny resemblance to the Russia-based TA505 group.


According to VirusTotal, there were more than 130 ransomware families active in 2020 and also during the first half of 2021, with GandCrab being the most active.


Non-executive employees, who have access to critical areas within an organization, were found to be tricked into disclosing their credentials via fake DocuSign messages.


IoT security platform MagicCube raised $15 million in new funding led by Mosaik Partners, with the participation of Bold Capital, Epic Ventures, and others.

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