June 30, 2022

Macmillan Publishers’s systems were forced offline by a possible ransomware attack

On Monday 25th of June, the book publisher, Macmillan disclosed they had experienced a cyber-attack which has been believed to be a ransomware attack by experts as the publisher had initially stated that a portion of the company’s files had been encrypted and that they had taken protection measures by taking their systems offline to prevent further compromise. Employees of […]
June 30, 2022

FBI releases joint advisory alert against the MedusaLocker ransomware gang

On Thursday 30th of June 2022, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint TLP:WHITE joint advisory that revealed that the MedusaLocker ransomware gang has predominantly been relying on vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to access victims’ networks. This flash alert was released in coordination with CISA, the Department of the Treasury, and FinCEN to provide […]
June 29, 2022

Walmart denies claims of successful attack conducted by Yanluowang ransomware group

On Monday 27th of June 2020, the new Yanluowang ransomware operation claimed in a published entry to their data leak site that they had breached, the American retailer, Walmart and encrypted between 40,000 and 50,000 devices. Additionally, various files were uploaded with the entry which allegedly contains information extracted from Walmart’s Windows domain during the attack. “We encrypted about 40-50k Walmart […]
June 29, 2022

Ex-Canadian government employee linked to NetWalker Ransomware crew pleads guilty to U.S. ransomware charges

On Tuesday 28th of June 2022, 34-year-old Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins pleaded guilty in a US court to conspiring to commit computer and wire fraud, intentionally damaged a protected computer, and transmitted a demand in relation to damaging a protected computer. The former Canadian government employee has been described as “one of the most prolific NetWalker Ransomware affiliates” responsible for extorting said millions […]
June 29, 2022

Ransomware is believed to be the culprit for the cyber attack against Wiltshire Farm Foods

On Sunday 26th of June 2022, Wiltshire Farm Foods, a leading UK producer of frozen ready meals disclosed that its systems had been taken down after experiencing a serious cyber-attack. The incident has resulted in the company being unable to make deliveries to their customers and is unable to contact customers personally due to them not having access to their […]
June 28, 2022

Black Basta ransomware gang are on track to become a highly dangerous group after hitting 50 organisations in just two months

Two recent reports by cyber security researchers have revealed that the new ransomware group known as Black Basta have claimed to have successfully attacked 50 victims in just two months while also revealing that the new group has links to veteran gangs like REvil and Conti. “The Black Basta gang has added nearly 50 victims to their list as of […]
June 28, 2022

Research reveals that Chinese APT are using short-lived ransomware variants as a disguise for cyberespionage activities

On the 23rd of June 2022, cybersecurity researchers from Secureworks published new research which named several ransomware variants which have been identified as being used by a state-backed hacking group with China-linked origins known as ‘Bronze Starlight’ to disguise the true objective of their attacks that is for conducting cyberespionage activities. The research looked into HUI Loader, which is a […]
June 28, 2022

Chip manufacturing giant AMD investigating claims of stolen data

On Monday 27th of June 2022, the RansomHouse extortion group added AMD to their list of victims on their darknet site where they claimed to have stolen more than 450 GB in the January attack. There were some rumours earlier this year that AMD was hit by ransomware, but they were never confirmed officially confirmed. Based on an examined sample […]
June 27, 2022

Sensitive health data leaked after ransomware attack against Fitzgibbon Hospital

On Saturday 25th of June 2022, information pointing to an attack on Fitzgibbon Hospital in Missouri was discovered. The group “Daixin Team” have claimed responsibility for the attack via their onion site which contained files allegedly stolen from Fitzgibbon. Based on the leaked files, the Daixin Team had claimed to have exfiltrated 40 GB of data which contained numerous files […]