December 17, 2021

Hellmann Worldwide warns clients of possible phishing campaigns after ransomware attack

On Thursday 9th of December 2021, Hellmann Worldwide, an international logistics that handles 16 million shipments per year has disclosed that they experienced a ransomware attack which resulted in Hellmann Worldwide being forced to shut down their systems to contain the spread of the ransomware. Hellmann Worldwide has confirmed that during the forensic investigation that they have conducted, they have discovered evidence […]
December 16, 2021

Coombe Hospital take precaution measures after ransomware attack

On Wednesday 15th of December 2021, the Coombe Hospital in Dublin suffered a ransomware attack during the night. The incident resulted in the hospital having to isolate and lock down their IT services as a precaution measure. The Coombe Hospital has confirmed that their services are continuing as normal despite the incident that occurred on Wednesday. “We can confirm that the Coombe […]
December 16, 2021

IT systems of McMenamins taken down after Conti ransomware gang

On Sunday 12th of December 2021, McMenamins, a popular chain of restaurants, pubs, breweries, and hotels located in Oregon and Washington experienced a ransomware that resulted in McMenamins being forced to shut down their IT systems, credit card point-of-sale systems, and corporate email to prevent the further spread of the attack. Although their IT systems were shut down, McMenamins hasn’t been forced […]
December 13, 2021

Ransomware attack against Ultimate Kronos Group might result in weeks of downtime for HR solutions

On Monday 13th of December 2021, Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), one of the most popular and widely used payroll and workforce tracking systems for public finance entities disclosed that they suffered a ransomware attack on Saturday 11th of December 2021, that resulted in the Kronos Private Cloud being taken down and it may take several weeks before system will be available to […]
December 10, 2021

80,000 Australian government employees impacted by ransomware attack on Frontier Software

On Thursday 9th of December 2021, South Australian government disclosed that the sensitive personal information belonging to up to 80,000 Australian government employees have been compromised following a ransomware attack that targeted the systems of Frontier Software who are responsible for the South Australian government’s payroll software. “The ongoing forensic investigation and other response activities conducted by Frontier Software and CyberCX has now […]
December 10, 2021

Research and development information stolen from Volvo Cars during ransomware attack

On Friday 10th of December 2021, Volvo Cars, a Swedish carmaker disclosed that they discovered that threat actors have stolen research and development information from one of their file repositories. Volvo Cars have concluded that there is an expected impact on the company’s operations.   “Investigations so far confirm that a limited amount of the company’s R&D property has been stolen during […]
December 7, 2021

Nordic Choice Hotels IT systems impacted by Conti ransomware

On Monday 6th of December 2021, Nordic Choice Hotels have disclosed they had experienced a ransomware attack on Thursday 2nd of December 2021 which impacted the IT systems that handle reservations, payments, check-in, check-out and creation of new room keys. Because of the incident, the staff had to switch to manual procedures to carry out business operations. “Our investigations do not currently give […]
December 6, 2021

Hundreds of SPAR stores across northern England closed after ransomware attack

On Sunday 5th of December 2021, approximately 330 SPAR stores in northern England experienced a ransomware attack that has led to many of the stores having to close or switch to cash-only payments. The affected stores experienced a total IT outage which resulted in tills, credit card payment processing systems, and emails being impacted. Currently, it is unknown which ransomware gang is responsible […]
December 3, 2021

Ontario family support charity learns of ransomware incident after threat actors send emails targeting clients

On Thursday 2nd of December 2021, Social Enterprise for Canada (SEC), a Southern Ontario charity that offers family services announced they had learned they has been a target of a ransomware attack on Tuesday, 23rd of November 2021 which resulted in some of the servers supporting their email and IT systems being affected. They were alerted to the incident when it […]