Shirbit, the Israel-based insurance giants, have been hit by a massive ransomware attack. The group responsible appears to be the BlackShadow group. KNOW, Netenrich’s cybersecurity news aggregator and threat intel platform, featured this incident in its top stories section.
Details of the BlackShadow Shirbit hack?
BlackShadow took over Shirbit’s IT infrastructure on December 1 and requested a ransom of 200 BTC. Initially, the hackers asked for 50 BTC, but the company refused to comply with the attackers’ demands. Afterward, BlackShadow announced that they would increase the amount over time.
On December 3, 2020, the attackers started to leak sensitive data. The data included employees’ and customers’ private information. Shortly after the leak, Shirbit issued the following statement:
“The company has a full backup that is not damaged, and the initial investigation shows that the information stolen will not cause damage to the company’s customers. The company has acted to protect information resources in accordance with the directives of the authorities, and is also now fully coordinated with them.”
Twitter reacts to BlackShadow Shirbit hack
#1 The Jerusalem Post
The Black Shadow #hacker group which targeted the Shirbit insurance company in a #cyberattack on Tuesday demanded that 50 #bitcoin ($961,110) be sent to their wallet within 24 hours, in an announcement on Telegram on Wednesday.https://t.co/d4Hwidlm3i
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) December 3, 2020
#2 Mihoko Matsubara
Hacking group Black Shadow who stole clients’ personal data from Israeli insurance company Shirbit are demanding $1 million to keep the information private. It warned the sum will double after 24 hours & it will sell the PII to 3rd parties after 72 hours. https://t.co/8Binnr6CDO
— Mihoko Matsubara 松原実穂子 (@M_Miho_JPN) December 5, 2020
#3 Adam Milstein
BlackShadow references from KNOW
- Total references: 168
- Last 60 days: 39
- Previous 7 days: 39
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