August 10, 2022

7-Eleven Denmark confirms store closures as a result of a ransomware attack

On Monday 8th of August 2022, 7-Eleven Denmark experienced a ransomware attack that resulted in the closure of 175 stores across Denmark as they were not able to accept payment or use their cash register. The incident was confirmed via a statement on Facebook. “This is a so-called ransomware attack, where the criminals have forced access to the network and […]
August 6, 2022

New GwisinLocker ransomware can target and encrypt Windows and Linux ESXi servers

This week, cybersecurity researchers at Ahnlab and ReversingLabs released reports on the new ransomware family called ‘GwisinLocker’ which has been seen targetting South Korean healthcare, industrial, and pharmaceutical companies with Windows and Linux encryptors. The reports also highlighted that these encryptors have support for encrypting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines as well as using AES symmetric-key encryption with SHA256 […]
August 4, 2022

Highly disruptive cyberattack hits German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

On Thursday 4th of August, the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) announced they had to shut down all of its IT systems and switch off digital services, telephones, and email servers, in response to a cyberattack to provide the IT teams time to resolve the incident and restore services. Some services have gradually become available again […]
August 2, 2022

German power electronics manufacturer Semikron experiences LV ransomware attack

On Monday 1st of August, the German power electronics manufacturer Semikron revealed they had experienced a ransomware attack that partially encrypted the company’s network as well as data being allegedly stolen. According to an alert issued by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), the ransomware operators are blackmailing the company and threatening to […]
August 2, 2022

Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Research experiences a ransomware attack

On Tuesday 2nd of August 2022, Spain’s Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) experienced a ransomware attack on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July 2022 which resulted in multiple centers being cut off from the Council’s network in an attempt to stop the spread of the ransomware. The incident was detected on Monday 18th of July 2022 and the […]
August 1, 2022

BlackCat ransomware claims responsibility for an attack against a European gas pipeline

On Monday 25th of July 2022, the Encevo Group announced that two entities of the group had been victims of a cyber attack that occurred between Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of July 2022. The incident involved the customer portals becoming unavailable although, there were no interruptions to the supply of electricity and gas. A further update posted on Thursday […]
July 29, 2022

Microsoft draws connections between Raspberry Robin malware and Evil Corp attacks

On Thursday 28th of July 2022, Microsoft researchers revealed that an access broker (DEV-0206) they have been tracking has been observed using the Raspberry Robin Windows worm to deploy a malware downloader on networks as well as showing signs of Evil Corp pre-ransomware deploy tactics. According to Microsoft’s threat intelligence advisory, they have found Raspberry Robin malware on the networks of hundreds […]
July 27, 2022

LockBit make wrong claim about an attack on the Italian Revenue Agency

After LockBit’s claim of attacking the Italian Revenue Agency on the 25th, an investigation done by the Red Hot Cyber (RHC) open-news project has revealed that the stolen data is from another Italian organisation, GESIS Srl. The investigation discovered that the threat actor who stole the data was an affiliate and when asked if they were sure that the data […]
July 26, 2022

WordFly experiences a ransomware attack, resulting in the loss of stolen data

On Sunday 10th of July 2022, WordFly, a major mailing list provider experienced a ransomware attack which resulted in the WordFly website being taken offline as well as data related to their clients being stolen. In an announcement released on Tuesday 19th of July 2022, WordFly stated that their engineering team discovered a network disruption on Sunday 10th of July […]