February 13, 2023

Technion university targeted by new ransomware group “DarkBit”

This week, Technion Institute of Technology, one of Israel’s leading research universities was attacked by a new ransomware group going by the name ‘DarkBit’. The ransom note left on the university’s systems, demanded 80 Bitcoin or roughly US$ 1,745,200 to release the decryptor to the university while mentioning current events going on in the world like the recent layoffs in […]
February 10, 2023

3.3 million patients were impacted by a data breach from a ransomware attack on Heritage Provider Network

On Friday 10th of February 2023, the Heritage Provider Network in California confirmed that multiple medical groups within the network suffered a ransomware attack which exposed the data of 3,300,638 patients. In the data breach notification on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services breach portal, the Heritage Provider Network stated that the ransomware attack occurred on Thursday 1st […]
February 10, 2023

The City of Oakland confirms systems are offline after a ransomware attack

On Wednesday 8th of February 2023, the local government of the City of Oakland was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in them having to take all systems offline until the network is secured and affected services are brought back online. Even though they had to take all systems offline, the city has confirmed that the attack has not […]
February 10, 2023

CISA releases cybersecurity advisory against North Korean ransomware activity

On Thursday 9th of February 2023, the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a new cybersecurity advisory that describes recently observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) observed with North Korean ransomware operations against public health and other critical infrastructure sectors. The advisory also noted that the funds that were extorted, were being used to support the North Korean […]
February 9, 2023

US and UK announce sanction against TrickBot and Conti ransomware members

On Thursday 9th of February 2023, the United States and the United Kingdom sanctioned seven individuals for their involvement in the TrickBot malware operation. This sanction is the first of its kind for the UK to disrupt Russian cybercrime and ransomware. As a result of these sanctions, all property and funds in the United States and the United Kingdom belonging […]
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 […]