August 11, 2021: Accenture Back Up After Ransomware Attack Report
Accenture said it has fully restored certain affected systems, after a hacker group attacked the consulting firm using LockBit ransomware and threatened to release the data in several hours.
“Through our security controls and protocols, we identified irregular activity in one of our environments. We immediately contained the matter and isolated the affected servers,” Accenture said in a Wednesday statement. “We fully restored our affected systems from backup, and there was no impact on Accenture’s operations, or on our clients’ systems.”
July 2, 2021: Supply Chain Attack Guidance Released
While the supply-chain ransomware attack Friday leveraging a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA software against multiple managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers remains under investigation, small- to midsize manufacturing companies could feel the impact.
May 16, 2021: Insurance Carrier Suffers Ransomware Attack
AXA Partners, the international subsidiary of AXA insurance group, ended up hit by ransomware attacks in four countries, company officials said.
The attack comes on the heels of AXA, among Europe’s top five insurers, saying it will stop writing cyber-insurance policies in France that reimburse customers for extortion payments made to ransomware criminals. The Paris-based group said it was suspending the option in France only in response to growing concern that such reimbursements encourage cyber criminals to demand ransom from companies they prey on, crippling them with malware. Once victims of ransomware pay up, criminals provide software keys to decode the data.
March 21, 2021: ‘Sophisticated’ Attack Hits Cyber Insurance Provider
Insurance provider Chicago, IL-based CNA Financial ended up hit by what it called a “sophisticated” cybersecurity attack on Sunday, company officials said.
“On March 21, 2021, CNA determined that it sustained a sophisticated cybersecurity attack. The attack caused a network disruption and impacted certain CNA systems, including corporate email,” the company said in an advisory.
March 20, 2021: Sierra Wireless Hit by Ransomware Attack
Manufacturing shut down for IoT solution provider, Sierra Wireless, as the company fell victim to a ransomware attack on its internal IT systems Saturday, company officials said.
Once the company learned of the attack, its IT and operations teams immediately implemented measures to counter the attack in accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and policies that were developed in collaboration with third-party advisors.
June 5, 2020: Florence, AL, Hit By Ransomware, Decides To Pay
Florence, Alabama, became a victim of the DoppelPaymer ransomware attack on June 5 that shut down the city’s email system.
June 11, 2020: Knoxville Hit By Ransomware Attack
The city of Knoxville, Tennessee, appears to be back up after shutting down part of its computer network Thursday as a result of a ransomware attack.
The attack was first noticed by members of the Knoxville Fire Department around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
July 19, 2020: Hit By Ransomware, University of Utah Decides To Pay
ecurity experts say never pay a ransom if a system ends up taken over by ransomware. However, that is often easier said than done as the University of Utah paid over $450,000 to attackers after they infected a portion of its servers with ransomware.
December 1, 2020: Security Provider, Stormshield, Hit In Cyber Attack
Security provider Stormshield revealed a security incident that resulted in unauthorized access to a technical portal and a “leakage” of some parts of the SNS (Stormshield Network Security) source code.
June 1, 2020: Winnti attack on Marriott
Consequences not disclosed. ARD, a public broadcaster reported that company had been attacked by a group associated with Chinese government with malware which allows attackers to access victims network remotely.