INCIDENT: Ransomware Attack Paralyses Greek Postal Services

Ransomware hit ELTA encrypting its systems and halting operations in a major service disruption. "Threat actors exploited an unpatched vulnerability to drop malware that allowed access to one workstation using an HTTPS reverse shell." To stop the spread, they shut down all data centres. Online parcel tracking and labelling is also down for customers. Full service was restored by April 6th.

Impact: Ransomware halted all mail, financial transactions and bill payments thru the national carrier

Incident Date

March 20, 2022

Location

Greece

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Greece’s national postal service restoring systems after ransomware attack
  • Greece’s public postal service offline due to ransomware attack

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Impacts

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