Latest Ransomware News

August 23, 2021

Italy’s Lazio region’s vaccination registration system down after IT systems were disabled by ransomware attack

On Sunday 1st of August 2021, one of Italy’s largest regions, Lazio region experienced a ransomware attack that caused the region’s IT systems to be disabled. It meant Lazio residents were not able to book new vaccination appointments through the region’s COVID-19 vaccination registration portal as it was also taken down by the attack. Nicola Zingaretti, the region’s president confirmed […]
August 18, 2021

Tokio Marine Holdings announce ransomware attack against their Singapore branch

This week, Tokio Marine Holdings, one of the largest property and casualty insurance group in Japan, announced that their Singapore branch, Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore (TMiS) had experienced a ransomware attack. Very little information about the incident has been released apart from their actions in response to the incident. Tokio Marine Holdings have state that the ransomware attack only affected […]
August 5, 2021

Conti Ransomware gang’s playbook leaked by unhappy affiliate

On 5th of August 2021, the playbook and training material of Conti ransomware gang were leaked on a popular Russian-speaking hacking forum site by an upset Conti affiliate. As the Conti Ransomware gang run their operations as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), they recruit affiliates who they train to perform the ransomware attack. This model of operations means that the core team […]
July 14, 2021

REvil ransomware gang websites disappear – Is it the end?

The payment and blog websites of the famous Russian Ransomware gang “REvil” have suddenly become unreachable and have disappeared from the internet after the gang recently targeted Kaseya and demanded for a huge ransom of $70 million. REvil has been behind many big Ransomware attacks demanding for huge ransoms. One such example is the JBS (the world’s largest processor of […]
July 12, 2021

Coop supermarket – 500 stores closed due to Ransomware attack

On the 2nd of July 2021, approximately 500 Coop Supermarket in Sweden had to shut down due to their point-of-sale tills and self-service checkouts had stopped working. This is a result of the Kaseya supply chain attack by the REvil ransomware group as Coop’s cash registers are run by Visma Esscom, which manages servers for several Swedish businesses and in […]
July 4, 2021

MSP supply chains attacked through the Kaseya VSA in US

On the 3rd of July 2021, the IT solutions developer company Kaseya, announced that it had become the victim of a REvil ransomware attack on July 2. The goal of the attack to target multiple MSP and their customers (Managed Service Provider) through a supply chain attack that leveraged a vulnerability in Kaseya’s VSA software. Due to this attack more […]
June 14, 2021

US nuclear weapons contractor Sol Oriens hit by infamous ransomware group, REvil

On 14th of June 2021, it was confirmed that Sol Oriens, a US subcontractor for the Department of Energy that works on nuclear weapons was hit by a cyberattack from the infamous REvil ransomware gang that is known for successfully extorting JBS Foods and Apple through ransomware attacks. The attack had been discovered by cyber security companies after the ransomware […]
June 12, 2021

Example of double extortion – CD PROJEKT Ransomware

On the 12th of June 2021, CD Projekt, a recognized video game developer and publisher released a statement stating that they believe their internal data that was stolen when they were attacked by ransomware in February 2021, had been leaked and was circulating on the internet. The ransomware group that is said to be responsible for the attack is the […]
June 11, 2021

Foodservice supplier Edward Don disrupted by expected ransomware attack

Earlier this week, ransomware was believed to have affected Edward Don and Company’s networks, phone systems, and email services. Edward Don and Company is one of the largest distributors of foodservice equipment and supplies, such as kitchen supplies, bar supplies, flatware, and dinnerware. Even though Edward Don has not publicly disclosed the attack at this time, there is evidence of […]