The international company Knauf Group, engaged in the production of various materials for construction work, suffered from the attack of the Black Basta ransomware.The incident impacted the company’s business operations, forcing Knauf’s global IT team to shut down all IT systems to contain the spread of the threat.
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According to the manufacturer’s official statement, the attack occurred on the night of June 29, 2022, and at the moment, Knauf specialists are still analysing the incident and eliminating the consequences of the incident.
According to Bleeping Computer, the hacker group Black Basta has already claimed responsibility for this attack. So, an announcement appeared on the group’s website, which says that Knauf was hacked on July 16, 2022.
The extortionists claim to have stolen data from the company, and to prove their words, they have already published 20% of the allegedly stolen files. Journalists who examined the dump say it contains emails, user credentials, employee contact information, production documents, and ID scans.
The fact that the hackers have not yet published all the files indicates that the attackers still have hope for a successful outcome of the negotiations and obtaining a ransom.
Reference: The Black Basta ransomware group began its RaaS activity in April 2022 and quickly gained notoriety, claiming a number of major victims, including, for example, the American Dental Association.
Information security experts believe that Black Basta is a rebranding of the well-known hack group Conti, as this is indicated by the similarities in the techniques used and the styles of negotiation.
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