Where's the Beef? Ransomware Hit Highlights Cyber Problems

Data Breach Today

Disruption of Meat Processing Giant JBS Exposes Sector's Security Shortcomings The ransomware attack that disrupted operations at meat processing giant JBS has exposed cybersecurity shortcomings in the U.S. agricultural sector and food supply chain.

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

Krebs on Security

The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software. A partial screenshot from the REvil ransomware group’s Dark Web blog.


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Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike

Dark Reading

New ransomware variant DoppelPaymer was leveraged in campaigns against the City of Edcouch, Texas, and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture

Sodinokibi ransomware gang launches auction site to sell stolen data

Security Affairs

REvil /Sodinokibi ransomware operators launch an auction site to sell data stolen from victims that have chosen to not pay the ransom. The Sodinokibi ransomware operators have launched an eBay-like auction site for stolen data where they plan to sell data stolen from the victims.

White House to Corporate America: Take Ransomware Threat Seriously

eSecurity Planet

companies urging them to take the ransomware threat more seriously as the Biden Administration ramps up its responses following recent attacks linked to Russia-based hacker groups on two major corporations. Ransomware Attacks Accelerating. Compliance cybersecurity ransomware

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

In March 2020, KrebsOnSecurity alerted Swedish security giant Gunnebo Group that hackers had broken into its network and sold the access to a criminal group which specializes in deploying ransomware.

Million-dollar deposits and friends in high places: how we applied for a job with a ransomware gang

Security Affairs

During an undercover interview, a CyberNews researcher tricked ransomware operators affiliated with Ragnar Locker into revealing their ransom payout structure, cash out schemes, and target acquisition strategies. Ransomware cartel looking for partners in crime.

DoppelPaymer, a fork of BitPaymer Ransomware, appeared in the threat landscape

Security Affairs

Some of the crooks behind the Dridex Trojan have split from the gang and released a forked version of the BitPaymer ransomware dubbed DoppelPaymer. The group that is known for the distribution of the Dridex Trojan and the Locky ransomware , has released other pieces of malware including the tRat backdoor and the AndroMut downloader. . In mid-2017, the group released BitPaymer ransomware (aka FriedEx) that was used in attacks against high profile targets and organizations.

Special-Purpose Vehicle Maker Aebi Schmidt Hit by Malware

Security Affairs

Aebi Schmidt focuses on manufacturing agricultural, municipal and other special-purpose vehicles, including snow blowers, street cleaners, and other machinery used in airports. Aebi Schmidt did not share technical details of the cyber attack, but according to TechCrunch, the company was hit by a ransomware. has been hit by a ransomware attack, TechCrunch has learned. SecurityAffairs – Aebi Schmidt, ransomware).

A cyberattack took offline websites of the Georgia agency

Security Affairs

Some court websites of a Georgia state were brought offline after their systems were infected by ransomware in a cyber attack. According to local media, hackers infected the systems of the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts with ransomware, “News outlets report hackers demanding a ransom infected computers with malware at the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts.”

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Ransomware. We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records.

JBS attack has likely a Russian origin

Security Affairs

White House spokeswoman speculates threat actors behind the JBS ransomware attack have a Russian origin. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One that the company notified the US government Sunday that it was the victim of a ransomware attack.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. UK electric firm Elexon hit by ransomware (unknown). Bernards Township, NJ, resuming operations after ransomware attack (unknown). International IT firm Excis targeted by ransomware (unknown). IT services giant Conduent suffers ransomware attack (unknown).

American food processing giant JBS Foods halts production after cyberattack

Security Affairs

At the time of this writing, the company did not disclose details about the attack, but the effects disclosed by the JBS led experts into believing that it was a ransomware attack. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud confirmed the government was aware of the attack.

Israel announced to have foiled an attempted cyber-attack on defence firms

Security Affairs

The group has been linked to several major cyber attacks, including the 2014 Sony Pictures hack , several SWIFT banking attacks since 2016, and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware infection.

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The Security Ledger

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