Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-07-17

Ecuador’s state-run CNT telco hit by RansomEXX ransomware

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ecuadors-state-run-cnt-telco-hit-by-ransomexx-ransomware/ CNT is Ecuador’s state-run telecommunication carrier that offers fixed-line phone service, mobile, satellite TV, and internet connectivity. Starting this week, the CNT website began displaying an alert warning that they suffered an attack and that customer care and online payment are no longer accessible. The RansomEXX gang’s has a history of high-profile attacks, including Brazil’s government networks, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Konica Minolta, IPG Photonics, and Tyler Technologies.

Cyberattack on Moldova’s Court of Accounts destroyed public audits

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cyberattack-on-moldovas-court-of-accounts-destroyed-public-audits/ Court of Accounts of Moldova is a government authority that performs audits of public financial resources and government agencies to comply with international standards. Yesterday, Moldovia’s state news agency Moldpres reported on behalf of the Court of Accounts that their website was hacked, and threat actors destroyed audit reports and other public data.

Researchers dive deep into Toddler, a new Android banking Trojan that is surging across Europe

www.zdnet.com/article/toddler-mobile-banking-malware-surges-across-europe/ Toddler was first discovered in January. While still under active development, the mobile Trojan has been used in attacks against the customers of 60 European banks.

Cancer patient to sue Cork’s Mercy Hospital over cyber hack

www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40337252.html One of the first legal cases over the release of sensitive medical information on the dark web as part of the HSE cyber hack has been lodged at Cork Circuit Court. On May 14, the HSE became aware of a significant ransomware attack on some of its systems, resulting in more than 85, 000 computers being shut down in an attempt to contain the attack. By the end of June, 75% of its servers had been decrypted. The solicitor said some, but not all, information relating to the man’s medical files had been put up on the dark web and he had other clients in a similar situation for whom he expects to lodge legal proceedings as well.

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