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Issue #8 - August 22, 2022

Hospitals in US, France Dealing With Cyber Extortionists

Source: infoRisk Today

Texas Hospital Still Being Pressured, While French Hospital Responds to Ransomware A Texas-based hospital is apparently still contending with pressure to pay an extortion group that claims to have stolen patient data months ago, while a Paris-area medical center reportedly responds to a weekend attack and demands to pay a $10 million ransom..




How Criminals Are Weaponizing Leaked Ransomware Data

Source: infoRisk Today

Accenture's Robert Boyce Advises Firms to Update Monitoring and Approval Processes. Accenture's cyber threat intelligence team has analyzed the top 20 most active dedicated ransomware leak sites to learn how threat actors are posting sensitive corporate information and making the data easier to search and exploit. Robert Boyce, Accenture's Global Cyber Response Lead, explains how cybercriminals are weaponizing stolen ransomware data for follow-up attacks.




US CISA Warns of Bug in Palo Alto's Firewall Software

Source: Data Breach Today

Agency Tells Federal Government to Patch Misconfiguration by Sept. 12. A warning from Palo Alto that a vulnerability in its products was used to launch an attempted distributed denial of service attack is prompting the U.S. government to give federal agencies until Sept. 12 to ensure they've applied a fix.




Russia's APT29 targeting Microsoft 365 Users

Source: Data Breach Today

Group Also Known as 'Cozy Bear' Circumvents Multifactor Authentication. Anti-hacking measures from Microsoft meant to stymie advanced persistent threats are being met with new techniques by one of the most persistent of such threat groups, reports Mandiant.


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