May 29, 2023

8.9 million people impacted by MCNA Dental data breach after ransomware attack

On Friday 26th of May 2023, one of the largest government-sponsored (Medicaid and CHIP) dental care and oral health insurance providers in the U.S., Managed Care of North America (MCNA) Dental released a data breach notification, disclosing almost 9 million patients had their personal data were compromised. MCNA announced in the notice that it had become aware of unauthorized access […]
May 26, 2023

Attack against City of Augusta claimed by BlackByte ransomware gang

On Friday 2nd of June 2023, the city of Augusta in Georgia, U.S. confirmed that the recent IT system outage was caused by unauthorized access to its network. The city explained that it started experiencing technical difficulties on Sunday, May 21, which disrupted some of its computer systems. “Augusta’s Information Technology Department continues to work diligently to investigate the incident, to confirm […]
May 23, 2023

German arms maker Rheinmetall confirms BlackBasta ransomware attack

German automotive and arms manufacturer Rheinmetall AG has confirmed that it suffered a BlackBasta ransomware attack that impacted its civilian business. The incident was revealed following the BlackBasta ransomware group naming Rheinmetall on its extortion site on Saturday 20th of May 2023. The group also released samples of the data the hackers claimed to have stolen from the German company. […]
May 17, 2023

New MalasLocker ransomware demands charity donation after targeting Zimbra servers

This week, a new ransomware operation, dubbed MalasLocker by BleepingComputer, has been observed which is targeting Zimbra servers to steal emails and encrypt files since the end of March 2023. Although instead of demanding a ransom payment, the threat actors claim to require a donation to charity to provide an encryptor and prevent data leaking. “Unlike traditional ransomware groups, we’re […]
May 17, 2023

FBI releases joint advisory against the BianLian ransomware gang

On Tuesday 16th of May 2023, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint TLP:CLEAR cybersecurity advisory warning organisations of the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by the BianLian ransomware group. The advisory highlighted that BianLian is a ransomware developer, deployer, and data extortion cybercriminal group that has targeted organisations in multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors […]
May 17, 2023

ScanSource warns of delays following ransomware attack

On Tuesday 16th of May 2023, a US-based technology provider ScanSource disclosed that they had suffered a ransomware attack that has impacted some of its systems, business operations, and customer portals. The impact has been significant, as it is expected to cause delays in the provision of services to customers in North America and Brazil. ScanSource has stated in a press […]
May 15, 2023

Cisco Talos reveals RA Group ransomware targeting USA and South Korean organisations

On Monday 15th of May 2023, Cisco Talos revealed a new ransomware group named ‘RA Group’ that is targeting pharmaceutical, insurance, wealth management, and manufacturing firms in the United States and South Korea. The blog post covering the group revealed that their operation started in April 2023, when they launched a data leak site on the dark web on Sunday […]
May 15, 2023

Data of 5.8 million PharMerica patients stolen by ransomware gang

On Friday 12th of May 2023, a US-based pharmacy services provider PharMerica disclosed that they had suffered a data breach involving the personal information of over 5.8 million patients. According to a data breach notification, the threat actors breached PharMerica’s system on Sunday 12th of March 2023 and stole the full names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers (SSNs), medications, […]
May 12, 2023

FBI releases joint advisory warning of Bl00dy ransomware targets education organisation in PaperCut attacks

On Thursday 11th of May 2023, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint TLP:CLEAR cybersecurity advisory warning organisation that the Bl00dy Ransomware gang is now actively exploiting a PaperCut remote-code execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-27350) to gain initial access to networks. The advisory revealed that the Bl00dy Ransomware Gang attempted […]