In March 2023, several major companies reported being targeted in ransomware attacks, resulting in data breaches and sensitive information being stolen. Here’s a summary of the attacks.
Crown Resorts Confirms Ransom Demand After GoAnywhere Breach:
Crown Resorts, a major casino operator, confirmed that it had been targeted in a ransomware attack, resulting in the theft of sensitive customer information. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in the company’s GoAnywhere file transfer software to gain access to its systems and demand a ransom.
OpenAI: ChatGPT Payment Data Leak Caused by Open-Source Bug:
OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence research company, reported that payment information belonging to some of its customers had been leaked due to a bug in an open-source software library used by the company. The company quickly patched the bug and notified affected customers.
Dole Discloses Employee Data Breach After Ransomware Attack:
Dole, a major producer and distributor of fruits and vegetables, revealed that it had suffered a data breach after a ransomware attack. The company’s employee data, including social security numbers and financial information, were stolen by hackers.
Ferrari Discloses Data Breach After Receiving Ransom Demand:
Luxury car manufacturer Ferrari announced that it had been targeted in a ransomware attack. Hackers demanded a ransom in exchange for not releasing sensitive data stolen from the company’s servers. Ferrari did not disclose what type of data was stolen.
Clop Ransomware Claims Saks Fifth Avenue, Retailer Says Mock Data Stolen:
Clop ransomware operators claimed to have targeted luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue and stole sensitive data. However, the retailer denied the claims, stating that the hackers only managed to obtain mock data.
The March 2023 cyber breaches demonstrate the ongoing threat posed by ransomware attacks to companies of all sizes and industries. It is essential for organizations to take proactive steps to protect their data and systems from cyber threats, including regularly assessing and updating their security measures. A robust cyber security defensive posture can mitigate the risk of an attack.
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