DarkSide Has Allegedly Targeted Three More Corporations

Following the latest cyber attack on the US Colonial pipeline, it appears that the DarkSide hackers responsible have singled out three new targets.

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency along with the FBI have issued a joint statement in the aftermath of the pipeline attack, warning other organizations to be vigilant against other potential ransomware attacks.

Cybercriminal groups use DarkSide to gain access to a victim’s network to encrypt and exfiltrate data. These groups then threaten to expose data if the victim does not pay the ransom. Groups leveraging DarkSide have recently been targeting organizations across various CI sectors including manufacturing, legal, insurance, healthcare, and energy,” read the advisory.

However, according to Seeking Alpha, DarkSide has already striked again, this time singling out three new targets. Although the three companies have yet to confirm that they have been attacked, a post on the dark web by DarkSide notes that the locations are in Illinois, the UK, and Brazil.

Information for this briefing was found via the Department of Homeland Security and Seeking Alpha. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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