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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 19, 2021

How safe is the idea of a centralized data warehouse? Cybercriminals are knocking on the door and asking some tough questions. A government database leak in Argentina blurted out ID card data for the entire population. In another streak, an ex-hospital employee exposed the PHI of thousands of patients treated at an NJ-based hospital. Meanwhile, U.S. officials have warned against BlackMatter ransomware as well as the surfacing of fake unemployment benefit sites. Keep a watch! Continue reading to learn about the top headlines from the past 24 hours.


The Argentinian Interior Ministry was targeted by a cybercriminal who pilfered ID card details for the entire population, including the country’s President and other political figures, journalists, and soccer personalities Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.


University Hospital Newark disclosed that the sensitive personal and medical records of 9,329 individuals were illegally accessed by a former employee for over a year.


Proofpoint unmasked a mass volume email attack by the TA505 group that delivers a new version of the FlawedGrace RAT across a wide range of industries.


The CISA, FBI, and NSA released a joint advisory that warns critical infrastructure entities—including two U.S. food and agriculture sector organizations—against BlackMatter ransomware intrusions.


After the attack on Acer India, the company announced that Acer Taiwan also suffered an attack. As per the company, this attack doesn’t involve any exposure to customer data.


Symantec reported a hitherto unknown nation-state actor, Harvester, whose target is South Asian telecom providers, IT firms, and government entities.


The FBI’s IC3 has an announcement for U.S. citizens about threat actors launching spoofed unemployment benefit websites to extract their sensitive financial and personal data.


Eight suspects were arrested by the South African Police Service for stealing and laundering more than $6.85 million from the victims of online romance scams.


Tel Aviv-based SASE provider Cato Networks raised $200 million in a new funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with the participation of existing investors.


Missouri startup TripleBlind secured $24 million in Series A round co-led by General Catalyst and the Mayo Clinic, in the presence of several others.

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