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Major Canadian Military Contractor Compromised In Ransomware Attack \/\/TOP\\\\



On September 22, 2021, Debt-IN Consultants, a South African debt collector, was hit by a major ransomware attack, resulting in a significant data breach of consumer and employee personal information.




Major Canadian Military Contractor Compromised in Ransomware Attack



On December 31, 2019, Travelex, a major foreign exchange company, took all its computer systems offline after company systems were infected with Sodinokibi ransomware and the attackers demanded $6 million to remove it.


In June 2019, at least three private Bangladeshi banks were compromised by major cyberattacks, with one, Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL), losing as much as TK 25 crore (around $3 million). Attackers deployed malware to duplicate DBBL's Switch payment management system, allowing fraudulent financial transactions to be executed undetected. NCC Bank and Prime Bank were also targeted, but both banks reported no financial losses associated with the attack.


In June 2011, bank and retail payment processor Global Payments was hit by a major data breach. The company said unknown attackers had stolen the details of around 1.5 million cards from a handful of servers, with enough information to counterfeit the cards although not customer names or addresses. Details of the intrusion remain scarce, although Vons supermarkets said it detected compromised prepaid credit cards around the same time that appeared related to the Global Payments breach. The incident prompted Mastercard and Visa to warn card-issuing banks about the potential fraud.


An Uber EXT contractor had their account compromised by an attacker. It is likely that the attacker purchased the contractor\u2019s Uber corporate password on the dark web, after the contractor\u2019s personal device had been infected with malware, exposing those credentials. The attacker then repeatedly tried to log in to the contractor\u2019s Uber account. Each time, the contractor received a two-factor login approval request, which initially blocked access. Eventually, however, the contractor accepted one, and the attacker successfully logged in.


Kaseya said Monday that the breach compromised just 800 to 1,500 of those companies, still making it one of the largest ransomware attacks to date. Hackers thought to be associated with the group REvil requested a $70 million payment in Bitcoin to unlock the compromised data. The attack is not thought to have damaged any U.S. critical infrastructure.