October 22, 2020: Covid vaccine-maker Dr Reddy Laboratories hit by cyber-attack
Pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy's, which is developing a Covid-19 vaccine, stated it has been hit by a cyber-attack. Sites around the world have been affected, including those in the UK, Brazil, India, Russia and the US. The India-based company said it had isolated all of its data centre services to contain the attack. The attack came only days after the pharmaceutical company was gearing up for a phase 2/3 clinical trial of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V, after gaining the trial go-ahead from Indian regulators last week.
January 1, 2008: Steel Plant infection with Ahack Worm
WIZARD SPIDER is a sophisticated eCrime group that has been operating the Ryuk ransomware since August 2018, targeting large organizations for a high-ransom return. This methodology, known as “big game hunting,” signals a shift in operations for WIZARD SPIDER. This actor is a Russia-based criminal group known for the operation of the TrickBot banking malware that had focused primarily on wire fraud in the past.
Revil operators obtained 874 GB of data and threatened to publish it. As of morning of Oct 16, the Sao Paulo Braskem website was inaccessible possibly indicating that all of the network issues were still not resolved.
November 25, 2020: Jet Maker Hit By Cyber Attack
Brazilian jet maker Embraer S.A. suffered a cyber attack of its IT systems which resulted in the disclosure of data.