Chilean-based retail giant Cencosud hit by Egregor Ransomware

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Chilean-based retail giant Cencosud has suffered a ransomware attack that impacted operations at its stores, Egregor ransomware appears to be involved. BleepingComputer was the first to confirm that the retail giant was hit by Egregor ransomware after it obtained the ransom note.

Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

Krebs on Security

Diebold Nixdorf , a major provider of automatic teller machines (ATMs) and payment technology to banks and retailers, recently suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some operations. The 35,000-employee company also produces point-of-sale systems and software used by many retailers. Suspecting a ransomware attack, Diebold said it immediately began disconnecting systems on that network to contain the spread of the malware.


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From St. Louis to France, Ransomware Victim List Expands

Data Breach Today

Among the Causes: Hit Against Website Hosting Giant Ransomware continues to pummel many types of organizations, recently including South Korea's E-Land retail group, French newspaper Paris-Normandie and a Georgia county school system.

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Kmart, Latest Victim of Egregor Ransomware – Report


The struggling retailer's back-end services have been impacted, according to a report, just in time for the holidays. Malware Web Security back-end servers cyberattack egregor holiday shopping Kmart ransomware

Nefilim ransomware gang published Luxottica data on its leak site

Security Affairs

The Nefilim ransomware operators have posted a long list of files that appear to belong to Italian eyewear and eyecare giant Luxottica. Security experts believe that threat actor exploited the above flaw to infect the systems at the company with ransomware.

Retail Cyberattacks Set to Soar 20% in 2019 Holiday Season


A couple of factors this year are making the 2019 holiday shopping season a circus for cybercriminals when it comes to cyberattacks against retail orgs. Podcasts Web Security cyberattack cybercrime emotet holiday shopping holiday shopping security malware Online Security ransomware retail

Managing HR in The Retail Sector in the COVID-19 World


A good example of implementing these changes can be found with HR in the retail sector. Traditional retailers, those with physical storefronts, had struggled before COVID-19. Then the pandemic hit and most retailers were declared non-essential and shut down.

Retailers increase cyber security spending, but attacks continue to rise

IT Governance

The UK’s biggest retailers are spending more than ever on cyber security but are continuing to see an alarming rise in cyber attacks and data breaches due to the ever-evolving threat landscape, a report has found. According to The British Retail Consortium’s 2019 Retail Crime Survey , large organisations invested £162 million in cyber defences in the 2017­–18 financial year, an increase of 17% on 2017. Are retailers investing wisely? Retail

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Krebs on Security

Synoptek , a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. 20 warned against the dangers of phishing-based cyberattacks, less than three days prior to their (apparently phishing-based) Sodinokibi ransomware infestation. Ransomware rEvil Sodinokibi Synoptek

FIN11 gang started deploying ransomware to monetize its operations

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The financially-motivated hacker group FIN11 has started spreading ransomware to monetize its cyber criminal activities. The financially-motivated hacker group FIN11 has switched tactics starting using ransomware as the main monetization method.

Cyberattacks on Retailers Could Increase 20% this Holiday Season

Dark Reading

Commodity malware and ransomware continue to be the biggest threats, says VMWare Carbon Black

Boyne Resorts ski and golf resort operator hit with WastedLocker ransomware

Security Affairs

The systems at the US-based ski and golf resort operator were infected with the WastedLocker ransomware, the incident impacted reservation systems. Boyne Resorts was the victim of WastedLocker ransomware attack, the incident has impacted reservation systems.

Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

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Office furniture company Steelcase was hit by Ryuk ransomware attack that forced it to shut down its network to avoid the malware from spreading. The company is not aware of data loss caused by the ransomware attack.

Toymaker giant Mattel disclosed a ransomware attack

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Toymaker giant Mattel disclosed a ransomware attack, the incident took place in July and impacted some of its business operations. Toy industry giant Mattel announced that it has suffered a ransomware attack that took place on July 28th, 2020, and impacted some of its business operations.

QakBot Big Game Hunting continues: the operators drop ProLock ransomware for Egregor

Security Affairs

The QakBot banking trojan has dropped the ProLock ransomware, they are now opting for the Egregor ransomware in their operations. Hence, all of the above considered, Group-IB experts assess it’s very likely that QakBot operators have switched from ProLock to Egregor ransomware.

Hunton Publishes Retail Year in Review

Hunton Privacy

On January 18, 2018, Hunton & Williams LLP’s retail industry lawyers, composed of more than 100 lawyers across practices, released their annual Retail Year in Review publication. The Retail Year in Review includes several articles authored by our Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers, and touches on many topics of interest including blockchain, ransomware, cyber insurance and the Internet of Things.

FBI warns US organizations of ProLock ransomware decryptor not working

Security Affairs

issued a flash alert to warn organizations in the United States that the ProLock ransomware decryptor doesn’t work properly. issued a flash alert to warn organizations of the new threat actor targeting healthcare, government, financial, and retail industries in the US. Experts reported several ransomware attacks against businesses and organizations, the ProLock ransomware is just is yet another threat to the list. The FBI?

TA505 Crooks are Now Targeting US Retailers with Personalized Campaigns


Hacks Malware Dridex flawedammyy Locky ransomware Ricoh printer ta505Threat group moves away from “smash-and-grab” attacks and adopts a boutique approach to targeting victims.

Croatia’s largest petrol station chain INA group hit by ransomware attack

Security Affairs

A ransomware attack has disrupted operations at INA Group, Croatia’s biggest oil company, and its largest petrol station chain. Fuel sales at our retail locations continue unhindered. “Multiple sources have told ZDNet the cyber-attack is a ransomware infection that infected and then encrypted some of the company’s backend servers.” ZDNet, citing a source familiar with the incident, speculates the involvement of CLOP ransomware in the attack.

Clop Gang Makes Off with 2M Credit Cards from E-Land


The ransomware group pilfered payment-card data and credentials for over a year, before ending with an attack last month that shut down many of the South Korean retailer’s stores.

MY TAKE: SMBs can do much more to repel ransomware, dilute disinformation campaigns

The Last Watchdog

However, at this moment in history, two particularly worrisome types of cyber attacks are cycling up and hitting local government entities hard: ransomware sieges and election tampering. Here are key takeaways: Ransomware run We’ve recently learned just how easy it is for ransomware purveyors to either extract huge extortion payments from local agencies, or worse, cause tens of millions of dollars of damage. Ransomware attacks are trendy again,” Weller told me. “If

Bristol Airport systems offline in suspected ransomware attack

IT Governance

It has been reported that a speculative ransomware attack on the airport resulted in its information screens being taken offline, and flight information being written on whiteboards, although no flights were delayed. Ransomware is a type of malicious programme that demands payment after launching a cyber attack on a computer system. Download our infographic to learn more about what ransomware is, how it works and what you can do to stop it. Another day, another cyber attack.

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. Cybercrime gang tracked as TA505 has been active since 2014 and focusing on Retail and Banking industries. 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. .

Travelex Knocked Offline by System-Wide Malware Attack


The foreign-currency-exchange giant said that it has been hit by a virus, affecting retail customers and banking partners alike. Malware banking partners foreign currency exchange malware attack offline ransomware service disruption travel money travelex

Group-IB Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 report

Security Affairs

The most severe financial damage has occurred as a result of ransomware activity. Group-IB: The ransomware plague cost the world over $1 billion. Late 2019 and all of 2020 were marked by an unprecedented surge in ransomware attacks.

4 Industries That Have to Fight the Hardest Against Cyberattacks

Security Affairs

In November 2018, a ransomware attack forced two hospitals to send ambulances elsewhere and only accept walk-up patients to the emergency rooms. Retail. The retail industry is cyclical, so certain times of the year — including the holiday season or when kids go back to school — are particularly busy. Despite those risks, retailers make blunders when budgeting for cybersecurity. happened at retail establishments.

U.S. Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble hit by cyberattack

Security Affairs

is an American bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States in fifty states. Information shared about the cyber attacks suggests that the company was the victim of a ransomware attack.

California IT service provider Synoptek pays ransom after Sodinokibi attack

Security Affairs

Synoptek, A California-based IT service provider decided to pay the ransom to decrypt its files after being infected with the Sodinokibi ransomware. Synoptek, a California-based provider of IT management and cloud hosting services paid the ransom to decrypt its files following a Sodinokibi ransomware attack. Synoptek has more than 1,100 customers across multiple industries, including local governments, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and software. .

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.

Danish company Demant expects to incur losses of up to $95 after cyber attack

Security Affairs

Demant, a leading international hearing health care company, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following a ransomware attack. Last month, Demant suffered a cyber attack that caused important problems to its operations, the company has yet to recover after the attack, a circumstance that suggests it was hit by a ransomware attack. We estimate that our retail business will see the biggest impact in Australia, the US and Canada followed by the UK.

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Sailing the cyber security waves

IT Governance

Using third-party ransomware protection. Cyber Security Data Protection ISO 27001 Retail Staff Awareness Cruise operators Freight Maritime industry Shipping Travel travel and tourismShips have experienced a digital transformation in recent years. New technologies are helping them navigate the waters and ensure that everyone on board experiences the connectivity and convenience they expect.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. Ransomware. In other news… Federal agencies warn that hackers are targeting US think tanks Class action suit launched against Dell after data breach led to years of scam calls Ransomware masquerades as mobile version of Cyberpunk 2077.

“An act of war”: Zurich American refuses to pay out on cyber insurance policy following NotPetya attack

IT Governance

The confectioner, which owns Cadbury and Oreo, says it lost 1,700 servers and 24,000 laptops as the ransomware swept through its systems. NotPetya is a Windows-based piece of ransomware that infected organisations across the globe in 2017. Later investigations found that the virus was simply masquerading as ransomware , and was in fact designed “to exact maximum destruction and damage”. Cyber Security Retail

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). Agromart’s data up for auction after being stolen in ransomware attack (unknown). Ransomware gang says it breached one of NASA’s IT contractors (unknown). Columbia College Chicago and the University of California crippled by ransomware (unknown).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2020 – 832 million records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. London-based clinical pharmacology testing firm recovers swiftly from Maze ransomware (unknown). Minnesota-based Community Development Bank struck by ransomware (unknown). Prince Edward Island notifies patients of ransomware attack (unknown). Canada’s Simon Fraser University notifies students, alumni and staff of ransomware attack (unknown). Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack (unknown).

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards

Krebs on Security

With the threat from ransomware attacks grabbing all the headlines, it may be tempting to assume plain old credit card thieves have moved on to more lucrative endeavors.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2019 – 1.34 billion records breached

IT Governance

Ransomware. NM-based Las Cruces Public School computers still offline after ransomware (24,710). Two major Spanish companies have been hit by ransomware: IT consultancy Everis (unknown). Watertown, CT, school system hit by ransomware (2,765). Ransomware at Lincoln County School District, Mississippi, shuts down systems (3,197). Hosting provider SmarterASP.NET hit by ransomware attack (440,000). Mexico’s Pemex Oil suffers ransomware attack, $4.9M

Russian TA505 threat actor target financial entities worldwide

Security Affairs

“CyberInt researchers have been tracking various activities following the spear-phishing campaign targeting large US-based retailers detected in December 2018.” ” The TA505 group was first spotted by Proofpoint back 2017, it has been active at least since 2015 and targets organizations in financial and retail industries. In December 2018 also targeted large US retailers and organizations in the food and beverage industry with spear-phishing attacks.

Hackers hit Luxottica, production stopped at two Italian plants

Security Affairs

As a vertically integrated company, Luxottica designs, manufactures, distributes and retails its eyewear brands, including LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Apex by Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, Eyemed vision care plan, and

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