Daily Cybersecurity Roundup, September 17, 2020

Lagging security measures at healthcare facilities are threatening the vast amount of private patient information. Now, University Hospital New Jersey appears to have leaked thousands of documents, containing personal and medical information, into the hands of SunCrypt ransomware actors. Meanwhile, German shopping giant, Windeln, laid bare personal data of over 700,000 customers unprotected on an Elasticsearch server. Continue reading for the key cybersecurity highlights from the past 24 hours.


SunCrypt ransomware claimed to swindle 48,000 documents from University Hospital New Jersey in a massive data breach.


Windeln.de exposed 6 billion records containing personal information of over 700,000 customers via an unsecured Elasticsearch server.


Artech Information Systems was allegedly attacked by the Maze group. The incident came to light weeks after the firm disclosed suffering a massive data breach in January.


Cyware, a provider of threat intelligence and cyber fusion solutions, announced a partnership with Cofense, an intelligence phishing defense solutions firm, that will assist users in speeding up threat intelligence lifecycle and orchestrate response actions.


RedDelta, a Chinese state-backed group, continued to target the Vatican email server even after its attacks were made public last month. The group is believed to be spying on sensitive negotiations between China and the Vatican.


A possible cyberattack crippled the networks of Düsseldorf University Hospital, compelling the facility to halt emergency care and outpatient treatments.


Taiwan’s CERT uncovered phishing attacks wherein attackers exploited the COVID-19 situation to attack the country’s tech industry and medical facilities.


Intel 471 published a report that details a relationship between North Korean attackers and prominent Russian-speaking cybercriminals related to TrickBot, TA505, and Dridex.


Google rolled out improved malware protection as part its Advanced Protection Program, through which Chrome users will start seeing an option to send highlighted files to Google Safe Browsing for further scanning.


Panther Labs, a cybersecurity startup, raised $15 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from S28 Capital, Innovation Endeavors, and Fathom Capital.

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