Malware

LockBit claims ransomware attack on security giant Entrust

Lawrence Abrams reports: The LockBit ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the June cyberattack on digital security giant Entrust. Last month, BleepingComputer broke the story that Entrust suffered a ransomware attack on June 18th, 2022. Starting in early June, Entrust had begun to tell customers that they suffered a cyberattack where data was stolen from internal...

BlackByte ransomware gang is back with new extortion tactics

Lawrence Abrams reports: The BlackByte ransomware is back with version 2.0 of their operation, including a new data leak site utilizing new extortion techniques borrowed from LockBit. After a brief disappearance, the ransomware operation is now promoting a new data leak site on hacker forums and through Twitter accounts the threat actor controls. Read more...

Ar: Aceitera General Dehezas discloses ransomware attack

Argentinian agribusiness Aceitera General Deheza (AGD) was attacked on August 10. According to a statement the business made, the attackers asked for money to recover the data. The company issued the following statement to Region Del Mani: “Our company has detected an intrusion in its computer systems. It is for this reason that security...

Pl: Hackers have attacked a company that provides remote reading of water meters

Wojciech Karpieszuk reports that the Marymont Potok cooperative announced the attack on Thursday.  Machine translation: We don’t know what this entails, whether the data is safe, or whether the readings will be falsified,” says Mr. Janusz from Marymont. A customer notes that the switch to remote reading was supposed to prevent fraud, but if...

Argentina’s Judiciary of Córdoba suffered a serious computer attack

A CBN24n editorial begins: The Judiciary of Córdoba suffered a computer attack that affected its website, digital services and databases. Sources close to the Judiciary affirmed that it could be “the worst attack on public institutions in history.” Through an official statement, disseminated on its social networks, the Judiciary of Córdoba clarified that “specialized personnel...

Bits ‘n Pieces (Trozos y Piezas)

Mexico –  Quintana Roo Police officers arrested on Wednesday a man identified as Levis “N.”  He is suspected of stealing bank data and credit cards from users at ATMs in Cancun. Read more at RadioFormulaQR. But that is not the only news out of that area of note. Mexico – Judicial Poder of Quintana...

More class action settlements and suits, Friday morning edition

PCS Revenue Control Systems data breach $1.135M class action settlement PCS Revenue Control Systems agreed to pay $1.135 million to resolve claims it failed to protect consumers from a data breach. The settlement benefits consumers whose personal information was compromised in a PCS Revenue Control Systems data breach between May 19, 2017, and Dec....