Au: Hackers Follow Through with Dark Web Threat After Law Firm Rejects Ransom

GVS reports:

A hacking group claiming to be Russian-linked cybercriminals has published sensitive data from one of Australia’s largest law firms, HWL Ebsworth, after the firm refused to pay their ransom demands. The AlphV ransomware gang, also known as BlackCat, announced on the dark web that it had released 1.45 terabytes of data allegedly stolen from HWL Ebsworth in late April.


The hack has caused concern for HWL Ebsworth’s clients, which include ANZ, the South Australian, Queensland, and ACT governments, the Environment and Human Services Department, and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The federal government has confirmed that it was a client of the law firm and may have been affected by the breach.

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