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Lockbit Group Demands Ransom of Colombian Grupo Nutresa

April 20, 2023

Through a press release, Grupo Nutresa informed that this Thursday a possible ransomware or cyber attack event was identified, which so far has not compromised the integrity of the organization’s data, nor the information of its customers, suppliers, consumers and other related groups.

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Ransomware Attack at Columbian Multinational Healthcare Provider Disrupts Operations

November 27, 2022

The Keralty healthcare organization had its company and subsidiary websites and operations disrupted by a RansomHouse ransomware attack. The Columbian healthcare provider Keralty and its subsidiaries, EPS Sanitas and Colsanitas, suffered disruption to their IT operations, the scheduling of medical appointments and its websites.IT outages have impacted Columbia’s healthcare system, where patients had to wait for over twelve hours to receive care and some fainted due to lack of medical attention.

Keralty is a Colombian healthcare provider and operates in Latin America, Spain, the US, and Asia.

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Colombian Utility, EPM, Suffers Ransomware Attack

December 13, 2022

Colombian energy company Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) suffered a BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware attack, which ended up affecting financial operations and taking down online services. EPM is one of Colombia’s largest public energy, water, and gas providers.

The company’s information was decrypted, affected the alternate Data Center and analyzed a 25% contagion. of the infrastructure; in addition, the additional loss of information is still being studied.

The company who provide services to 123 municipalities, closed its customer service offices and asked 4,000 employees to work from home as a preventative measure. The same day they indicated that “fortunately the provision of energy, water and gas services was not affected.” EPM provided alternative methods for customers to pay for services.

Reports claim that a sizeable amount of data was stolen and around 40 devices were compromised during the attack, but organization is yet to comment on these claims.

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