Australian Cyber Security Centre warns of a surge of LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks
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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns of a surge of LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks against Australian organizations starting July 2021.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns of an escalation in LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks against Australian organizations in multiple industry sectors starting July 2021. The Australian agency also published 2021-006: ACSC Ransomware Profile – Lockbit 2.0 which includes info related to the activity of the gang, such as initial access, threat activity and mitigations.
“The ACSC has received reporting from a number of Australian organisations that have been impacted by LockBit 2.0 ransomware. This activity has occurred across multiple industry sectors. Victims have received demands for ransom payments. In addition to the encryption of data, victims have received threats that data stolen during the incidents will be published.” reads the alert published by the Centre.
Ransomware operators also stole data from the victims and leaked it online when they refused to pay the ransom.
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August 9, 2021 at 04:43AM