Top 8 Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google

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1.) The ALPHV ransomware gang’s website, which provides information leaks and negotiation details, has been inaccessible for several hours. Telegram sources suggest that law enforcement linked to Euro-pol may have taken down the blog, which is only accessible through TOR. The BlackCat Ransomware service website has also been down for the past 48 hours, and a Telegram update indicates that it might take 3-5 days for the site to recover.

2.) HTC Global reported a severe cyber attack by the BlackCat Ransomware Group (ALPHV), resulting in the theft of passport data, contact details, email information, and confidential documents. White hat hacker Kevin Beaumont attributes the incident to hackers exploiting a vulnerability in Citrix Bleed servers.

3.) According to a security report from Apple Inc, hackers have successfully stolen approximately 2.6 billion personal records in the past two years, with expectations of an increase in 2024 and 2025. Over 70% of the attacks in the past two years were ransomware variants, and most leaks were related to healthcare.

4.) LockBit3 ransomware targeted Blue Waters, a Trinidad and Tobago-based business, leaking over 11 links containing screenshots of the company’s servers. The CEO, Dominic Hadeed, promises more details after the investigation, indicating a potential loss of over 10GB of data, including passport information and clients’ credit card data.

5.) Indonesian politicians have faced automated death threat messages on their smartphones for the past 72 hours, attributed to Pro-Palestinian hackers. Law enforcement warns politicians not to open messages or answer calls from unknown or international numbers.

6.) The BlackBerry Threat Intelligence Group warns US organizations of the AeroBlade threat group conducting cyber espionage through spear-phishing campaigns, initially targeting aerospace firms with potential expansion to other sectors from February 2024.

7.) After months of silence, Norton Healthcare confirms a digital attack that disrupted its online systems earlier this year. The hacking gang involved in file-encrypting malware and double extortion may have compromised personal information of patients, employees, and their dependents.

8. ) ARM Holdings Chief Rene Hass predicts a loss of control in the development of Artificial Intelligence technologies, emphasizing the threat of deepfakes in the 2024 US Polls.

These eight trending cybersecurity topics shed light on the current challenges, urging users of online services to enhance their awareness and defense mechanisms.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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