June 16, 2021

NCSC CEO warns that ransomware is key cyber threat

National Cyber Security Centre CEO Lindy Cameron issues call to organisations to take the ransomware threat seriously A collective approach that encompasses organisational cyber resilience and government capability is the most effective way to counter cyber criminals Warning comes in Annual Lecture to the prestigious RUSI defence and security think tank The chief of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre […]
June 14, 2021

US nuclear weapons contractor Sol Oriens hit by infamous ransomware group, REvil

On 14th of June 2021, it was confirmed that Sol Oriens, a US subcontractor for the Department of Energy that works on nuclear weapons was hit by a cyberattack from the infamous REvil ransomware gang that is known for successfully extorting JBS Foods and Apple through ransomware attacks. The attack had been discovered by cyber security companies after the ransomware […]
June 12, 2021

Example of double extortion – CD PROJEKT Ransomware

On the 12th of June 2021, CD Projekt, a recognized video game developer and publisher released a statement stating that they believe their internal data that was stolen when they were attacked by ransomware in February 2021, had been leaked and was circulating on the internet. The ransomware group that is said to be responsible for the attack is the […]
June 11, 2021

Foodservice supplier Edward Don disrupted by expected ransomware attack

Earlier this week, ransomware was believed to have affected Edward Don and Company’s networks, phone systems, and email services. Edward Don and Company is one of the largest distributors of foodservice equipment and supplies, such as kitchen supplies, bar supplies, flatware, and dinnerware. Even though Edward Don has not publicly disclosed the attack at this time, there is evidence of […]
June 9, 2021

World’s largest processor of fresh beef, JBS Foods forced to shut down production after cyberattack

JBS Foods, a leading food company and the largest meat producer globally, had to shut down production at multiple sites worldwide following a cyberattack. The incident impacted multiple JBS production facilities worldwide over the weekend, including those from the United States, Australia, and Canada. JBS is currently the world’s largest beef and poultry producer and the second-largest global pork producer, […]
June 9, 2021

ADATA Ransomware attack – Data leaked online

ADATA which is one of the major memory storage manufacturers in Taiwan, suffered from a Ransomware attack late May. The attackers initially claimed to have stolen around 1.5TB of sensitive data. ADATA is known to manufacture  DRAM modules, flash drives, hard disk drives, solid state drives, memory cards etc.  In 2017 it ranked second when it comes to manufacturing of […]
June 8, 2021

Honda production halted due to possible SNAKE ransomware attack

On Monday 8th of June 2021, Honda had started a investigation into a possible incident of unauthorised attempt to access its systems. Soon after the investigation had started, Honda suspended the production of its product at sites around the world and Honda’s staff were told not to access their IT equipment while the investigation occurred. Honda had confirmed they had […]
June 5, 2021

Fujifilm confirms disrupted business operations were due to ransomware attack

On 4th of June 2021, the Japanese multinational conglomerate Fujifilm released a statement confirming that they had suffered a ransomware attack on the 1st of June which disrupted business operations. The ransomware attack was discovered when FujiFilm started an investigation into an incident of unauthorized access that had occurred in the late evening of the 1st of June. When they […]
June 4, 2021

UF Health Florida hospitals forced back to pen and paper after ransomware attack

On the 31st of May 2021, UF Health Central Florida also known as UF Health suffered a ransomware attack that resulted them forcing two hospitals to shut down portions of their IT network to prevent further spread of the ransomware and to protect patient data. UF Health states that they first noticed the attack when the hospitals’ computer system starting […]