The threat landscape is consistently active with new and re-emerging threat groups, an expanding list of targets, and evolving tactics demonstrating the need for a strong cyber defense.
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico appears to be the latest victim of the LockBit ransomware group, which claims to possess 250GB of data stolen from the non-profit.
Various threat actors independently deploy ransomware against multiple governments and government agencies around the globe. Counties that were in some way impacted include Chile, Brazil, and Montenegro.
Baker and Taylor, one of the largest distributors of books to libraries worldwide, had its operations disrupted by ransomware. The attack occurred over the weekend, when many security teams are away or short-staffed, highlighting the need for a 24×7 SOC.
REvil ransomware group claims responsibility for an attack on Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, Midea Group, which generates over $50B in annual revenue. This was the most significant attack by REvil since its April re-emergence.
Italian multinational oil company, ENI S.p.A., had its computer networks impacted in what investigators describe as a ransomware attack. It is unclear what effect this will have on global energy markets.
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