Ransomware gangs are known to release stolen data in retaliation if the ransom is not paid after successful encryption. This worsens the victim’s situation and exposes sensitive information to anyone on the internet.
Recent ransomware data leaks in this blog are a good reminder of how important it is to take proper security measures to defend against these attacks.
Hive Ransomware Leaked 550GB of Data Stolen From Healthcare Organization
On January 6, the Hive ransomware gang listed a ransom countdown regarding Consulate Health Care on its leak site.
Consulate Health Care posted an announcement on its website to inform all customers that the data theft occurred due to the attackers gaining access to a vendor company’s network.
As evidence of the attack, which happened on January 3, the Hive gang released samples of the stolen data. The gang claimed to have stolen contracts, NDAs, other documents, employee and customer information, social security numbers, medical history, credit cards, and private company information such as budgets, plans, and partners.
Dominic Alvieri, a researcher, later notified on Twitter that the Hive gang had posted the stolen data before the victim’s due time.
According to the company, the ransom demand was too much for the insurance to cover. 550GB of data belonging to Consulate Health Care was leaked as a result of their apparent failure in negotiations with the Hive ransomware gang.
Vice Society Gang Targeted 14 Schools’ Systems with Ransomware
The Vice Society ransomware gang has recently leaked staff and student data of 14 schools in the United Kingdom.
According to the BBC, colleges and universities made up the majority of the affected schools in the collective incident, which also impacted elementary and secondary schools.
The data stolen by the Vice Society included information about staff contracts and payroll, student passport scans, and children’s special educational needs (SEN) information.
It is unknown if any of the victim schools paid the ransom demand.
Vice Society has been infamous for targeting educational systems. CISA also issued a warning about the gang in one of their #StopRansomware alerts from September 2022. The amount of sensitive student data, according to CISA, may render schools profitable targets.
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Hive Ransomware IOCs
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Vice Society Ransomware IOCs
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