A list of companies affected by ransomware has been published

On August 27, 2020, it became known that a list of companies and organizations that were attacked by extortionate software operators was published on the darknet.

The database contains a list of 280 victims of 12 different cybercrime groups.

The list, for example, lists one of the largest manufacturers of alcoholic beverages in the United States, Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns brands such as Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia. The operators of the extortionate software REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, in mid-August announced the hacking of the company’s computer systems. According to the criminals, they managed to steal about 1 TB of confidential data from the company’s network, including information about employees, contracts, financial documents and internal correspondence.

Also on the list is the American manufacturer of systems on crystal (SoC) MaxLinear, which in June 2020 became a victim of a cyber attack by the operators of the extortionate Maze software. The attackers encrypted the data of some of the company’s computer systems and soon published 10.3 GB of accounting and financial information from more than 1 TB of stolen data.

Recently, more and more extortion software operators have been developing websites where they publish stolen confidential data of victims who refused to pay ransom. Now such a type of extortionate software as Conti has joined their ranks. However, reports from experts from Arete, Bleeping Computer and Carbon Black claim that Conti is “controlled by the same group that carried out attacks with the Ryuk ransomware in the past.”