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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 18, 2021

Was your local TV channel off the air on Sunday? Reportedly, all the TV broadcasts for Sinclair-owned channels suffered a major breakdown over the weekend due to a cyberattack. According to an official report from the U.S government, one ransomware family made $3.6 billion over the past two years. Let that sink in. Meanwhile, the infamous Trickbot ganged up with two other threat groups to further propagate their attacks. With this, let’s continue learning about the top events that shaped the cybersecurity landscape during the weekend.


An alleged ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of the Sinclair Broadcast Group across the U.S, disrupting the corporate network, phone services, email servers, and local TV broadcasting systems.


The Tor payment portal and data leak site of REvil was sent to oblivion after an unknown hacker using the same private keys hijacked the group’s domains.


Pyramid-scheme crypto scammers defrauded people of over $1.4 million by successfully hosting bogus trading apps onto users’ iPhones under Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program.


The U.S. Treasury Department's FinCEN attached nearly $5.2 billion worth of crypto transactions to the top ten most commonly reported ransomware variants, with $590 million of transactions occurring only in H1 2021.


The TrickBot gang reportedly added two affiliates dubbed Hive0106 (aka TA551) and Hive0107 to inflict attacks on corporate networks.


In a new study, researchers found that a specially-trained deep-learning algorithm, based on video feeds, can guess 4-digit ATM card PINs with 41% accuracy.


Accenture confirmed a breach event from August. The LockBit group allegedly pilfered 6TB of data from the company’s network and demanded a $50 million ransom.


Chicago-based security firm Trustwave released a free decryptor for BlackByte ransomware, available for download from GitHub.


Brandon Wales, Executive Director of the CISA, highlighted two threat trends impacting the U.S. – nation-states expanding their offensive capabilities and the increased availability of easily-used hacking tools.


Twitter suspended two accounts that were a part of a long-lived DPRK cyberespionage campaign operated by North Korean government hackers.

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