Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2023
ALPHV/BlackCat and Clop gangs claim to have hacked cosmetics giant Estée Lauder

The American cosmetics giant company Estée Lauder was hacked by two distinct ransomware groups, the ALPHV/BlackCat and Clop gangs. Yesterday the cybersecurity expert @sonoclaudio first alerted me about a strange circumstance, two ransomware actors, ALPHV/BlackCat and Clop, claim to have hacked the cosmetics giant company Estée Lauder and added the company to their Tor leak […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 05, 2023
The Port of Nagoya, the largest Japanese port, suffered a ransomware attack

The Port of Nagoya, the largest port in Japan, suffered a ransomware attack that severely impacted its operations. The Port of Nagoya, in the Ise Bay, is the largest and busiest trading port in Japan, accounting for about 10% of the total trade value of Japan. Notably, this port is the largest exporter of cars […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 04, 2023
MOVEit attack on Aon exposed data of the staff at the Dublin Airport

Personal data of the personnel at the Dublin Airport was compromised due to a MOVEit attack on professional service provider Aon. Data of about 3000 employees of Dublin Airport (DDA) were compromised after professional service provider Aon fell victim to a MOVEit Transfer attack. Dublin Airport notified local authorities and Ireland’s Data Protection Commission. Aon […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2023
Experts warn of a spike in May and June of 8Base ransomware attacks

Researchers warn of a massive spike in May and June 2023 of the activity associated with the ransomware group named 8Base. VMware Carbon Black researchers observed an intensification of the activity associated with a stealthy ransomware group named 8Base. The experts observed a massive spike in activity associated with this threat actor between May and June 2023. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2023
A Russian national charged for committing LockBit Ransomware attacks

DoJ charged a Russian national with conspiring to carry out LockBit ransomware attacks against U.S. and foreign businesses. The Justice Department announced charges against the Russian national Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov (20) for his role in numerous LockBit ransomware attacks against systems in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The US authorities arrested the man […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2023
Cybersecurity agencies published a joint LockBit ransomware advisory

The LockBit ransomware group successfully extorted roughly $91 million from approximately 1,700 U.S. organizations since 2020. According to a joint advisory published by cybersecurity agencies, the LockBit ransomware group has successfully extorted roughly $91 million in about 1,700 attacks against U.S. organizations since 2020. The advisory was published by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2023
UK communications regulator Ofcom hacked with a MOVEit file transfer zero-day

UK communications regulator Ofcom suffered a data breach after a Clop ransomware attack exploiting the MOVEit file transfer zero-day. UK’s communications regulator Ofcom disclosed a data breach after a Clop ransomware attack. The threat actors exploited the zero-day flaw (CVE-2023-34362,) in MOVEit file transfer and access the infrastructure of the regulator. A spokesperson for Ofcom […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2023
Point32Health ransomware attack exposed info of 2.5M people

After the recent ransomware attack, Point32Health disclosed a data breach that impacted 2.5 million Harvard Pilgrim Health Care subscribers. In April, the non-profit health insurer Point32Health took systems offline in response to a ransomware attack that took place on April 17. The insurer immediately launched an investigation into the incident with the help of third-party […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2023
BlackCat claims the hack of the Casepoint legal technology platform used by US agencies

The BlackCat ransomware gang claims to have hacked the Casepoint legal technology platform used US agencies, including SEC and FBI. The cybersecurity researcher Dominic Alvieri first noticed that the BlackCat ransomware gang added the company Casepoint to the list of victims on its Tor Dark Web site. Casepoint provides a leading legal discovery platform used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2023
Industrial automation giant ABB disclosed data breach after ransomware attack

Swiss electrification and automation technology giant ABB confirmed it has suffered a data breach after a ransomware attack. ABB has more than 105,000 employees and has $29.4 billion in revenue for 2022. On May 7, 2023, the Swiss multinational company, leading electrification and automation technology provider, suffered a cyber attack that reportedly impacted its business operations. […]