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Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, October 22, 2021

Cyberattack strikes again at a Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer, the second incident it suffered within three months. In a separate streak, a social media analytics platform laid bare profile details of millions of users via a 3.6GB unprotected data trove. Meanwhile, black hat hackers were spotted recruiting white hat hackers to conduct malicious attacks. On that note, let’s dive in for the top ten cybersecurity highlights from the last 24 hours.

01

The AvosLocker ransomware group allegedly breached Taiwanese Gigabyte Technology and is now offering to sell the stolen confidential data.

02

Safety Detectives reported an unguarded ElasticSearch server belonging to marketing firm IGBlade. It contained over 2.6 million scraped records related to millions of Instagram and TikTok user profiles.

03

Cluster25 revealed that actors behind a widespread malware campaign created thousands of YouTube videos and channels to deliver password-stealing trojans to viewers.

04

A cyberattack hit Swiss event management company MCH Group. Experts are investigating the possibility of stolen data.

05

Gemini Advisory found FIN7 group creating fake cybersecurity companies to employ pentesters for executing malware and ransomware attacks on targeted networks.

06

Central Indiana Orthopedics disclosed an unsolicited intrusion into its network, knocking the facility’s IT systems offline.

07

Hackers are abusing Torrent files and WebHard, a popular online storage service in South Korea, to spread RAT malware wrapped as a gaming program or other software.

08

According to a study, nearly 81% of U.K healthcare organizations suffered a ransomware attack last year, with about 65% believing that a cyberattack on their facility could lead to loss of life.

09

Consumer cybersecurity solutions company Aura raised $200 million in Series F funding led by Madrone Capital Partners, with participation from TenEleven Ventures and others.

10

Turkey-based Picus Security secured $24 million in its Series B round led by Turkven, along with participation from existing investors.

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