December 30, 2022

Ransomware attack shuts down mill of Canadian mining firm

Late on Tuesday 27th of December 2022, The Canadian Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (CMMC) in British Columbia experienced a cyberattack that resulted in the CMMC’s engineers decided to shut down the mill as a preventative measure to determine the status of its control system, while other processes switched to manual operations. “The Company’s external and internal IT teams are continuing […]
November 3, 2022

Automotive giant, Continental hit by LockBit ransomware attack

On Wednesday 2nd of November 2022, the LockBit ransomware gang claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against the German multinational automotive group Continental in a data leak site where they threaten to publish some allegedly stolen data on their data leak site if the company doesn’t give in to their demands by Friday 4th of November 2022 at 15:45 UTC. Based […]
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 […]
November 9, 2021

Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer, MediaMarkt suffers ransomware attack

On Monday 8th of November 2021, MediaMarkt, Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer experienced a ransomware attack which has led to IT systems being shut down and disrupts to stores in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. No ransomware gang has been named yet. Although a MediaMarkt spokesperson has confirmed that the company had been hit by a cyber-attack on the morning […]
November 2, 2021

FBI warn ransomware gangs are targeting companies during time-sensitive financial events

On Monday 1st of November 2021, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a TLP: WHITE private industry notification where they warned that threat actors from ransomware gangs are starting to target companies that involved in significant, time-sensitive financial events like corporate mergers and acquisitions in the hope that these events will encourage these target companies to pay […]
August 10, 2021

Computer Hardware Vendor GIGABYTE hit by a Ransomware attack

The Taiwanese hardware giant GIGABYTE suffered from a Ransomware attack around 3rd/4th of August. The attackers revealed that they had stolen more than 100GB of data and also threatened the organisation for posting it online in case GIGABYTE refuses to pay the ransom. The company is based in Japan and is known for producing the best quality computer hardware products […]
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 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 […]