The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has fallen victim to cyber extortion, Finnish news agency STT reports on Sunday.
The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of the largest members of the LWF, a global Lutheran organisation.
Earlier this month perpetrators carried out ransomware attacks on the federation and released screenshots of the captured material, including images of people’s passports.
Read more at YLE.
Although the reporting does not name the ransomware group, it is the Rhysida group, which claims to have exfiltrated 734 GB of data in 732,665. They have already leaked what they describe as 50% of the data that they didn’t sell. They do not claim how much they may have sold already and there is no way for DataBreaches to know whether they even sold any at all or if that is just a bluff to pressure the victims to pay. But as YLE reports, they did post a lot of screenshots of personal information files as proof of claims.