October 8, 2021

American media conglomerate, Cox Media Group disclose ransomware attack.

On Friday 8th of October 2021, Cox Media Group, an American media conglomerate disclosed that they experienced a ransomware attack that led to TV and radio broadcast streams to be taken down in June of 2021. The attack disclosed to the public via mail that was sent to over 800 individuals who have had their personal information exposed during the […]
October 8, 2021

Scottish engineering weir group hit by ransomware attack

​On Thursday 7th of October 2021, Weir Group, a Scottish multinational engineering firm disclosed they had experienced an attempted ransomware attack back in September 2021 that had led to significant temporary disruption due to the process of their cyber security systems being activated by the incident. The incident disclosed in the firm’s Q3 trade update, where they stated, “The Group […]
October 2, 2021

Sandhills Global experience disrupt to operations, caused by Conti ransomware attack

On Thursday 30th of September 2021, Sandhills Global, a US-based trade publication and hosting company catering to the transportation, agriculture, aircraft, heavy machinery, and technology industries, was hit by a Conti Ransomware attack that caused Sandhills Global to shut down all their IT systems to prevent the spread of the ransomware attack. “Sandhills Global is currently responding to a ransomware […]
September 24, 2021

Disruptions to major European call center provider- Covisian after Conti Ransomware attack

On Saturday 18th of September 2021, GSS, the Spanish and Latin America division of Covisian was hit by a ransomware attack by the Conti ransomware gang. The attack led to them having to shut down a large portion of their IT systems and led to disruptions to call centers across its Spanish-speaking client base. Some of the impacted clients included […]
September 22, 2021

IT systems of Crystal Valley Cooperative brought down due to ransomware attack

On the 19th of September 2021, Crystal Valley experienced a ransomware attack that led to them having to shut down their IT systems and resulting in payments being paid to the farm supply and grain marketing cooperative via Visa, Mastercard and Discover Credit cards were stopped. Currently it is unknown which ransomware group are behind the attack. “On Sunday, September […]
September 21, 2021

BlackMatter Ransomware attacks New Cooperative for a ransom of $5.9 million

During the weekend of the 18th of September 2021, NEW Cooperative experienced a ransomware attack by the BlackMatter ransomware group. Currently the threat actors are demanding a 5.9-million-dollar ransom not to leak stolen data and provide a decryptor. The ransom will increase to $11.8 million if a ransom is not paid in five days. “New Cooperative recently identified a cybersecurity […]
September 16, 2021

Bitdefender releases a universal REvil decryptor for past victims

The cyber security firm, Bitdefender has just released a universal decryptor for the REvil ransomware which will work for any victims who were attacked before the 13th of July. The decryptor was made in collaboration with an unidentified “trusted law enforcement partner.” This decyptor will enable victim who didn’t pay or couldn’t pay after REvil went offline following their attack […]
September 15, 2021

South Africa’s Justice Ministry experiences delays to their services after ransomware attack

On 9th of September 2021, justice ministry of the South African government released a statement that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development had experienced a security breach which was caused by ransomware on the evening of 6th September 2021. This attack led to all their information systems being encrypted and therefore unavailable to both internal employees as well as […]
September 15, 2021

Grief ransomware gang threatens to delete decryption keys for stolen data if victims hire negotiators

On Monday 13th, an announcement has been released by Grief ransomware gang. They warn that they will delete their victims’ decryption keys if they are found to be hiring any negotiation firm which would lead to it being impossible to recover encrypted files. ” We wanna play a game. If we see professional negotiator from Recovery Company™ – we will […]