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Yakult Australia Confirmed Australian and New Zealand IT Systems Were Impacted

December 28, 2023

Iconic probiotic company Yakult Australia has been hit by a significant cyber attack that has seen its company records and sensitive employee documents, such as passports, published on the dark web.

The DragonForce group has claimed responsibility for the breach. A sample of the 95 gigabytes of data leaked, analysed by ABC Investigations, found company records dating back to 2001.

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Cyberattack and Potentional Data Breach at Nissan Oceania

December 5, 2023

Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan announced that its Australia and New Zealand arm suffered a significant cyber security incident that affected the company’ daily operations. The company informed customers of its Nissan Oceania division of a potential data breach, warning them that there is a risk of scams in the upcoming days. The company did not share details about the attack or its scope. The problems suffered by the company suggest that its systems were infected with ransomware.

The carmaker warned that some dealer systems will be impacted despite local dealerships continue to operate.

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$1M Ransom Demanded of Auckland Transport

September 13, 2023

The Auckland Transport (AT) transportation authority in New Zealand is dealing with a widespread outage caused by a cyber incident, impacting a wide range of customer services. The company announced that it is experiencing issues with its HOP services (integrated ticketing and fares system).

Auckland Transport dismissed a claim by Medusa hacker group, that it will release data at 8pm Tuesday from the agency’s ticketing system. AT said it would not be engaging, and believed no financial data had been lost.

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Hackers Attack NZ & Aust for Joining Gulf Taskforce

January 1, 1998

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.

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Environmental Southland Target of Cyber Vandals

January 1, 2009

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.

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