Tag: Ransomware

Hackers threaten to reveal sexual harassment in Lotenal and Sports Tips
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Hackers threaten to reveal sexual harassment in Lotenal and Sports Tips

The Avaddon hacker group, which in recent days compromised the security of the National Lottery (Lotenal) and Sports Forecasts In order to obtain payment for the release of its systems, it threatened to reveal cases of sexual harassment within the institution if it does not comply with its demands."Apparently, the company does not understand the seriousness of the situation and wants to hide the fact that they were attacked and we stole data from their servers", said the organization, according to Hiram Alejandro Camarillo, director of the cybersecurity company Seekurity and who has followed up on the attack through his Twitter account."What if we say we have a lot of sensitive data, such as sexual harassment in the workplace, nasty incidents, and a lot of dirt associated with your company...
National Lottery was hacked, they demand payment or they will leak documents
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National Lottery was hacked, they demand payment or they will leak documents

The hacker group known as Avaddon ransomware attacked the National Lottery system and has in its possession confidential documents, now it demands a ransom, otherwise they will leak information. So far the institution has refused to "cooperate" with the group.The Avaddon ransomware group was the one who announced that they have in possession legal documents, correspondence, finances, notarial data, outsourcing, and other data of the National Lottery that implicates Sports Predictions. They threaten to leak sensitive information if they are not contacted.Hiram Camarillo, a cybersecurity specialist told Xataka that so far the National Lottery does not want to cooperate, but that the organization announced the hack on May 27 and gave an ultimatum of 240 hours (10 days) to contact and negoti...
Your personal information, at risk: in 2021 alone, more than 700 reported data breaches have been managed in Spain
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Your personal information, at risk: in 2021 alone, more than 700 reported data breaches have been managed in Spain

On the third anniversary of the beginning of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has published a statement in which it informs that So far in 2021 alone, it has managed more than 700 reported data breaches. Despite the fact that the GDPR began to apply three years ago, in 2018, users continue to face significant risks. According to the AEPD, most of these breaches are produced "by an external and intentional attack", being attacks with computer viruses type ransomware -those who restrict entry to part of the system and ask for a ransom for releasing files- the most frequent threat.Is the GDPR efficient? 36 mo...
Beware of Instagram giveaways: scams are spreading to steal your bank details
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Beware of Instagram giveaways: scams are spreading to steal your bank details

Instagram giveaways are a common way for brands to make themselves known in exchange for a gift of a product or prize, but cybercriminals have begun to impersonate your identity to contact the participants and get hold of your personal data it is included with their bank accounts.This has been alerted by the cybersecurity company Panda Security, which has detected 'phishing' attacks by cybercriminals who create virtually identical Instagram profiles to those of the brands that carry out contests on the social network, usually with a letter or symbol that differentiates them but that is not easy to appreciate.In addition, attackers use the same logos that companies to support their covers and up...
Florida declares state of emergency after cyberattack on oil pipelines
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Florida declares state of emergency after cyberattack on oil pipelines

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday to avoid a crisis in fuel supply after the cyberattack perpetrated against the largest network of oil pipelines in the United States.The government measure is announced after Colonial, the company that supplies 45% of the fuel consumed on the US east coast, interrupted its operations after being the object of a cyberattack using "ransomware", a program that blocks access to information in exchange for paying a reward to release it.At a press conference, DeSantis said that your administration monitors the effects of the cyberattack and the impact it is having in the northern part of the state, while calling for greater invol...
Who are ‘DarkSide’, the group of cybercriminals that has the United States in check
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Who are ‘DarkSide’, the group of cybercriminals that has the United States in check

'DarkSide' is not the name of a metal band, or at least it is not who we are going to talk to you about today. It is a group of cybercriminals allegedly located in Eastern Europe and at this time, according to the FBIThey are very busy. Since last Friday, and always as indicated by the FBI, these hackers have taken Colonial out of order, the largest pipeline network in the United States, due to a cyber attack perpetrated by ransomware.The FBI claims that these cybercriminals They blocked access to the company's computers and are now asking for money to free them.Who are 'DarkSide'?As we said, it is a group of cybercriminals and everything indicates that they come from Eastern Euro...
A new cyber attack puts municipalities and national organizations in check
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A new cyber attack puts municipalities and national organizations in check

This weekend there has been a new cyber attack that has affected various government agencies in our country: Asturian cloud services company ASAC has been attacked by ransomware and has left without service to municipalities such as Oviedo, Vinaròs or Mungia and different entities such as the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the Court of Accounts or the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN).Many of the services of these agencies are still not operational. As explained by the company, the attack by ransomware It is "similar to what is happening lately in our country."What happened? “In the early hours of Saturday, a part of our systems was affected by ransomware. It i...
They filter all the data of the cyberattack to Phone House, with 13 million customers affected
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They filter all the data of the cyberattack to Phone House, with 13 million customers affected

The authors of the cyberattack that has affected the Phone House chain of telephony stores have published on the Dark Web the data of supposedly 13 million of its users obtained through a 'ransomware' attack, after threatening the company with revealing them if it did not pay a financial ransom.Among the data of the 13 million customers and employees of the chain is personal information with your full name, email, date of birth, telephone number, address, nationality and even identity documents and IMEI codes of the devices, as the authors have assured in their initial communication.Phone House has acknowledged in a statement the cyber attack, which took place on Sunday April 11, and is investi...
Cybercriminals claim to have stolen secret Apple designs and threaten to spread them
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Cybercriminals claim to have stolen secret Apple designs and threaten to spread them

A group of cybercriminals claims to have stolen some of Apple's new product designs. With them, they intend to extort money from the company in exchange for not publishing their documents on the Internet. The cybercriminals, who are known as 'REvil' and specialize in ransomware attacks, hacked Quanta Computer on Tuesday. This Taiwanese company is one of the largest laptop manufacturers in the world and works with Apple products. To assemble the brand's devices, the Cupertino company provides them with the designs and, therefore, the attackers had access to this data.REvil published some of the stolen blueprints on its leaks website to intimidate Apple. Together with them, he sen...