June 9, 2023

HWL Ebsworth declare they won’t meet APLHV ransomware gang’s demands

On Friday 9th of June 2023, one of Australia’s largest law firms HWL Ebsworth confirmed to local media outlets that its network was hacked after the ALPHV ransomware gang began leaking data they claim was stolen from the company. The ALPHV ransomware gang has published 1.45 terabytes of data containing over a million documents allegedly stolen from the law firm’s […]
May 26, 2023

Attack against City of Augusta claimed by BlackByte ransomware gang

On Friday 2nd of June 2023, the city of Augusta in Georgia, U.S. confirmed that the recent IT system outage was caused by unauthorized access to its network. The city explained that it started experiencing technical difficulties on Sunday, May 21, which disrupted some of its computer systems. “Augusta’s Information Technology Department continues to work diligently to investigate the incident, to confirm […]
May 17, 2023

New MalasLocker ransomware demands charity donation after targeting Zimbra servers

This week, a new ransomware operation, dubbed MalasLocker by BleepingComputer, has been observed which is targeting Zimbra servers to steal emails and encrypt files since the end of March 2023. Although instead of demanding a ransom payment, the threat actors claim to require a donation to charity to provide an encryptor and prevent data leaking. “Unlike traditional ransomware groups, we’re […]
May 17, 2023

FBI releases joint advisory against the BianLian ransomware gang

On Tuesday 16th of May 2023, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint TLP:CLEAR cybersecurity advisory warning organisations of the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by the BianLian ransomware group. The advisory highlighted that BianLian is a ransomware developer, deployer, and data extortion cybercriminal group that has targeted organisations in multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors […]
May 17, 2023

ScanSource warns of delays following ransomware attack

On Tuesday 16th of May 2023, a US-based technology provider ScanSource disclosed that they had suffered a ransomware attack that has impacted some of its systems, business operations, and customer portals. The impact has been significant, as it is expected to cause delays in the provision of services to customers in North America and Brazil. ScanSource has stated in a press […]
May 15, 2023

Cisco Talos reveals RA Group ransomware targeting USA and South Korean organisations

On Monday 15th of May 2023, Cisco Talos revealed a new ransomware group named ‘RA Group’ that is targeting pharmaceutical, insurance, wealth management, and manufacturing firms in the United States and South Korea. The blog post covering the group revealed that their operation started in April 2023, when they launched a data leak site on the dark web on Sunday […]
May 12, 2023

FBI releases joint advisory warning of Bl00dy ransomware targets education organisation in PaperCut attacks

On Thursday 11th of May 2023, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint TLP:CLEAR cybersecurity advisory warning organisation that the Bl00dy Ransomware gang is now actively exploiting a PaperCut remote-code execution vulnerability (CVE-2023-27350) to gain initial access to networks. The advisory revealed that the Bl00dy Ransomware Gang attempted […]
May 7, 2023

Kroll reveals new Cactus ransomware that encrypts itself to evade antivirus

On Wednesday 10th of May 2023, Kroll revealed a new ransomware strain named ‘Cactus’ which has been exploiting vulnerabilities in VPN appliances for initial access to networks of large commercial entities since March 2023. The publication covering the strain revealed that the unique feature of the strain is its self-encryption capability. to make it difficult for antivirus software to detect […]
May 5, 2023

Ransomware attack against Constellation Software claimed by ALPHV ransomware gang

On the 4th of May 2023, Constellation Software confirmed that some of its systems were breached by threat actors who also stole personal information and business data. However, they added that the incident did not impact the independent IT systems of Constellation Software’s operating groups and businesses. Constellation Software has stated that it had contained the incident and has now […]