June 9, 2023

HWL Ebsworth declare they won’t meet APLHV ransomware gang’s demands

On Friday 9th of June 2023, one of Australia’s largest law firms HWL Ebsworth confirmed to local media outlets that its network was hacked after the ALPHV ransomware gang began leaking data they claim was stolen from the company. The ALPHV ransomware gang has published 1.45 terabytes of data containing over a million documents allegedly stolen from the law firm’s […]
June 8, 2023

MOVEit extortion attacks claimed by Clop ransomware gang

The Clop ransomware gang has confirmed that they are behind the MOVEit Transfer attacks where they have been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to breach servers belonging to “hundreds of companies” and steal data. It has been revealed that the gang had started exploiting the vulnerability on Saturday 27th of May 2023, during the US Memorial Day holiday. At this time, the […]
June 8, 2023

Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai discloses ransomware attack

On Tuesday 6th of June 2023, Eisai, a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company Eisai disclosed it suffered a ransomware incident over the weekend that impacted its operations following the threat actors encrypting some of its servers. In response to the attack, Eisai has taken many of its IT systems offline to contain the damage and prevent the spread of the locker to […]
June 1, 2023

2.5 million individuals impacted following ransomware against Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Last week, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), a Massachusetts-based non-profit health services provider released a data breach notice disclosing that a ransomware attack it suffered in April 2023 impacted 2,550,922 people, as well as the threat actors stealing their sensitive data from compromised systems. The notice revealed that the threat actors had maintained access to HPHC’s systems between March 28 […]
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 […]