The Latest in Cybersecurity September 17th, 2020:
The cybersecurity company announced that it received $15 million in funding to help the development of its security platform. Many cybersecurity companies have struggled with monitoring all types of activities across platforms and Panther Labs has provided an open solution for the engineers working at cloud services and platforms. Launched in 2018 by Airbnb alumni Jack Naglieri, Panther Labs has been working on key functions related to security such as the open source project which is now used by many companies such as Netflix. With this new funding, Panther plans on investing into security and engineering in order to make its platform more efficient.
A new MacOS virus has been discovered called the ZShlayer and it was able to slip past antivirus security systems. This malware is a variant of the Shlayer macOS virus which contains malicious adware that has previously been used to infected devices with over 1000 domains. Most notably, the malware was delivered through Adobe Flash Player this past june. The reason why it was able to slip past Apple’s security is due to the fact it uses an Apply application bundle thus its ability to get past the notarization check. This infection is more proof that hackers are creating more dangerous malware to attack devices and businesses should be performing analysis more often in order to find malware such as this.
Over 48,000 documents were leaked after a ransomware hit the University Hospital. The SunCrypt ransomware allegedly stole over 250gb worth of data that was stored online and they leaked a 2 gigabyte archive that contains highly sensitive documents. The news site BleepingComputer reported that employees of the hospital were hit with a TrickBot trojan virus prior to the attack thus compromising the entire network to the eventual attack.