RansomHouse Gang Claims Attack on Largest Supermarket Chain in Africa

July 30, 2022


Shoprite has been hit by a ransomware attack. On June 10 the company disclosed that they suffered a security incident. RansomHouse, a ransomware gang, has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, which compromised customer data in Eswatini, Namibia and Zambia. Shoprite said the data breach “included names and ID numbers but no financial information or bank account numbers.”

In messages posted on RansomHouse’s Telegram channel and seen by TechCrunch, the gang, which is said to be targeting companies with weak security, claimed to have obtained 600 gigabytes of data from Shoprite. It said to have collected personal data that was “in plain text/raw photos packed in archived files, completely unprotected.”

Incident Date

June 10, 2022


South Africa

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Type of Malware

No Malware identified