INCIDENT: RansomEXX Attacks CNT Telecommunications in Ecuador

Ecuador's state-run Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicación (CNT) has suffered a ransomware attack that has disrupted business operations, the payment portal, and customer support.

BleepingComputer has learned that the attack was conducted by a ransomware operation known as RansomEXX. Additionally the site reported they contacted CNT with further questions but 'have not received a response at this time."

Incident Date

July 16, 2021

Location

Ecuador

Estimated Cost

190GB data reportedly stolen

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Ecuador’s state-run CNT telco hit by RansomEXX ransomware

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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