Incident: Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth hit by Russian-linked Blackcat ransomware attack | The Guardian
Australian Law Firm Ransomware Attack, 02 May 2023
Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth hit by Russian-linked Blackcat ransomware attack
Hacking 4TB of data including IDs, finance reports, accounting data, client documents and credit card details.
Source: Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth hit by Russian-linked ransomware attack | The Guardian
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The Australian commercial law firm HWL Ebsworth has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, with Russian-linked hackers claiming to have obtained client information and employee data.
Late last week, the ALPHV/Blackcat ransomware group posted on its website that 4TB of company data had been hacked, including employee CVs, IDs, financial reports, accounting data, client documentation, credit card information, and a complete network map.
Blackcat was one of the top three ransomware groups targeting Australia according to a recent study by cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks.
Professional and legal services is one of the top targeted industries for such attacks, the Palo Alto study stated, with Australia the most targeted in the Asia-Pacific region.
(3/5/2023) The company has yet to provied comment or information on thie website or social media.