VentureBeat reports that consumers were the leading target of cybercriminals during the last quarter of 2021, experiencing a 73% increase in cyber incidents over the third quarter, followed by the healthcare industry.
Most advanced persistent threats were targeted at the transportation and shipping sectors, accounting for 27% of all APT detections, followed by healthcare, according to a Trellix report. Manufacturing had 100% more threats between the third and fourth quarters of last year, while information technology experienced a 36% increase in threats during the same period.
Meanwhile, Nobelium, or APT29, was the most active threat actor targeting Ukraine.
The report also revealed that existing software and device controls have been continuously used in conducting attacks, with Windows Command Shell and Remote Services being the most used NativeOS Binary and Administrative Tool, respectively.
"Our world has fundamentally changed. The fourth quarter signaled the shift out of a two-year pandemic which cybercriminals used for profit and saw the Log4Shell vulnerability impact hundreds of millions of devices, only to continue cyber momentum in the new year where weve seen an escalation of international cyber activity," said Trellix Threat Labs Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer Christiaan Beek.
SiliconAngle reports that disrupted hacking site RaidForums had its member database including information from 478,870 members leaked on the new Exposed hacking forum, which is claimed to be owned and administered by the threat actor dubbed as 'Impotent.'
Over 8.9M impacted by MCNA Dental ransomware attack Major government-sponsored dental insurance provider Managed Care of North America Dental has disclosed being impacted by a cyberattack compromising personal and health information from more than 8.92 million individuals, including patients, parents, guardians, and guarantors, according to BleepingComputer.
BBC reports that nearly 90 organizations have notified the UK's Information Commissioners Office regarding data breaches concerning major business outsourcing firm Capita, which was impacted by a cyberattack in March and was later found to have a long-exposed data server.
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