The operators behind Sodinokibi Ransomware have published the download links to archives containing data allegedly stolen from the US firm Kenneth Cole Productions.
The news was first reported by the Under the Breach research group.
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
The Sodinokibi ransomware operators claim to have stolen over 70,000 documents with financial and work data, and more than 60,000 records of company customers.
The Sodinokibi gang requested the payment of a ransom and threatens to leak online the full dump containing stolen data in case the company will decide to not meet the request.
“Kenneth Cole Productions, you have to hurry,” the ransomware operators said. “When time is up and there is no feedback from you, the entire cloud data will be published, including your customers’ personal data.”
In December, for the first time, the crime gang behind the Maze ransomware, decided to blackmail the victims and force them to pay the ransom.
This move is shocking and brings the ransomware attack to a higher level of threat, we can expect that other cybercrime gangs will adopt a similar strategy to blackmail the victims and force them to pay the ransom.
Other groups, such as the Nemty Ransomware and BitPyLock gangs adopted the same technique in January 2020.