January 26, 2023

US Department of Justice announce an international law enforcement operation against the Hive ransomware operation

On the 26th of January 2023, the US Department of Justice along with the FBI and Europol announced an international law enforcement operation against the Hive ransomware operation which resulted in the Hive ransomware operation’s Tor payment and data leak sites being seized. The law enforcement operation involved the FBI and other international partners secretly infiltrating the Hive ransomware gang’s […]
January 20, 2023

LAUSD reveals Vice Society ransomware gang stole contractors’ personal information

This week, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) revealed that the Vice Society ransomware gang had stolen files containing contractors’ personal information, including Social Security Numbers (SSNs) during a cyber attack that spanned over two months, between the 31st of July 2022, and the 3rd of September 2022. “Through our ongoing investigation, we determined that between July 31, 2022, […]
January 19, 2023

Brand owner of KFC. Taco Bell and Pizza Hut suffer a ransomware attack

On Wednesday 18th of January 2023, the fast food brand operator of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Habit Burger, Yum! Brands disclosed that it had been targeted by a ransomware attack that forced the closure of 300 locations in the United Kingdom due to ICT systems being impacted. Yum! Brands stated that they initiated response protocols in response to […]
January 14, 2023

LockBit ransomware operation claims cyber attack against Royal Mail

On Wednesday 11th of January 2023, the UK’s largest mail delivery service, Royal Mail disclosed a cyber attack against them that forced them to halt their international shipping services. Then on Thursday 12th of January 2023, it was reported by news outlets that the cyber attack was confirmed to be a ransomware attack by an individual using the LockBit 3.0 […]
January 12, 2023

Cyber attack on Fire Rescue Victoria claimed by Vice Society ransomware gang

On Thursday 15th of December 2022, an Australian fire and rescue service operating in the state of Victoria, Fire Rescue Victoria experienced a cyber attack that caused several internal servers to be affected. However, the agency’s emergency response services were not impacted as they were able to operate through mobile phones, pagers, and radio. The agency has also confirmed that […]
January 3, 2023

Queensland University of Technology disclose cyber attack after Royal ransomware starts to leak data

On Sunday 1st of January 2023, one of the largest universities in Australia, Queensland University of Technology disclosed a cyber attack that resulted in all their IT systems being shut down to prevent the spread of the attack. The university also stated that they were collaborating with external experts to respond to the security incident. According to the latest updates […]
January 3, 2023

Rail giant Wabtec discloses data breach following LockBit ransomware attack

On Friday 30th of December 2022, U.S. rail and locomotive company, Wabtec Corporation disclosed a data breach that exposed personal and sensitive information. The announcement revealed that the threat actors were able to breach their network and installed malware on specific systems as early as Tuesday 15th of March 2022. The announcement explained that on Sunday 26th of June 2022, […]
January 1, 2023

LockBit apologises with free decryptor after cyber attack against SickKids hospital

On Sunday 18th of December 2022, a teaching and research hospital in Toronto that focuses on providing healthcare to sick children, SickKids experienced a ransomware attack that impacted internal and corporate systems, hospital phone lines, and the website. The incident led to delays in receiving lab and imaging results and resulted in longer patient wait times. It was then revealed […]