December 30, 2021

Amedia’s newspaper production paralyzed after ransomware attack

On Tuesday 28th of December 2021, Amedia, a Norway-based media company which publishes more than 70 newspapers for 2 million readers experienced a ransomware that resulted in their central information systems being encrypted. This led to Amedia having to shut down their presses although Amedia have confirmed they are looking to establish alternative solutions to produce about 20 of their newspapers as […]
December 29, 2021

Vietnamese crypto platform suffers Log4j-related ransomware attack

On Tuesday 28th of December 2021, ONUS, one of the largest Vietnamese crypto trading platforms announced they suffered a ransomware attack that targeted their payment system. It was discovered that the payment system was running a vulnerable Log4j version that was exploited by threat actors between 11th and 13th of December and resulted in the threat actors installing backdoors on their Cyclos […]
December 28, 2021

Shutterfly services interrupted by Conti ransomware attack

On Sunday 26th of December 2021, Shutterfly, a personalized photography giant disclosed they had recently experienced a ransomware attack on parts of their network. Although they have stated that the incident has not impacted their, Snapfish, TinyPrints or Spoonflower sites. However, portions of their Lifetouch and BorrowLenses business, Groovebook, manufacturing and some corporate systems have been experiencing interruptions because of […]
December 24, 2021

Ransomware attack targets global IT services provider Inetum

On Sunday 19th of December 2021, Inetum, French IT services company with a revenue of almost $2 billion suffered a ransomware attack that affected some of their operations in France although the ransomware did not spread to larger infrastructures used by the customers. “None of the main infrastructures, communication, collaboration tools or delivery operations for Inetum clients has been affected,” – Inetum. […]
December 21, 2021

Health Ministry of Brazil experiences two ransomware attacks within four days of each other

Brazil’s Health Ministry is experiencing extended downtime after experiencing two ransomware attack, one on 10th of December 2021 and 14th of December 2021. It is believed that these attacks are linked to an act of activism related to Covid-19 vaccination data and Brazil’s digital inoculation certificates. A group called Lapsus$ Group has claimed responsible for these attacks. The first ransomware attack resulted […]
December 17, 2021

Hellmann Worldwide warns clients of possible phishing campaigns after ransomware attack

On Thursday 9th of December 2021, Hellmann Worldwide, an international logistics that handles 16 million shipments per year has disclosed that they experienced a ransomware attack which resulted in Hellmann Worldwide being forced to shut down their systems to contain the spread of the ransomware. Hellmann Worldwide has confirmed that during the forensic investigation that they have conducted, they have discovered evidence […]
December 16, 2021

Coombe Hospital take precaution measures after ransomware attack

On Wednesday 15th of December 2021, the Coombe Hospital in Dublin suffered a ransomware attack during the night. The incident resulted in the hospital having to isolate and lock down their IT services as a precaution measure. The Coombe Hospital has confirmed that their services are continuing as normal despite the incident that occurred on Wednesday. “We can confirm that the Coombe […]
December 16, 2021

IT systems of McMenamins taken down after Conti ransomware gang

On Sunday 12th of December 2021, McMenamins, a popular chain of restaurants, pubs, breweries, and hotels located in Oregon and Washington experienced a ransomware that resulted in McMenamins being forced to shut down their IT systems, credit card point-of-sale systems, and corporate email to prevent the further spread of the attack. Although their IT systems were shut down, McMenamins hasn’t been forced […]
December 16, 2021

Minecraft releases an emergency security update after observations of log4j exploits being used against Minecraft servers

On Friday 10th of December 2021, Mojang Studios, the Swedish video game developer behind Minecraft has released an emergency security update to address the bug CVE-2021-44228 in the Apache Log4j Java logging library which is used by Minecraft’s Java Edition client and multiplayer servers. Microsoft has warned all admins to immediately install the latest Minecraft server updates to defend them against any […]