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9422771294?profile=RESIZE_400xWhat happens when your expert consultant team that has been advising your organization about what you need to do to protect your firm from cyber threats becomes “front page news?” The consultancy Accenture, which offers cybersecurity services, confirmed Wednesday it had been hit by a cyber incident. The ransomware gang LockBit took credit for the attack.  Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture declined to give details on when the incident occurred, its duration or the attack type.

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8196171482?profile=RESIZE_400xRemember the Dark Side comics?  Well, the DarkSide criminal hacking group is no laughing matter.  The DarkSide Ransomware gang claims they are creating a distributed storage system in Iran to store and leak data stolen from victims.  DarkSide is operated as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) where developers control programming the ransomware software and payment site, and affiliates are recruited to hack businesses and encrypt their devices.

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5887188088?profile=RESIZE_400xLike any profitable business model, ransomware gangs continue to innovate and increase their business.  Recently, reports have emerged of a collaboration between the Maze and Lockbit gangs, as well as the REvil, aka Sodinokibi, operators not leaking stolen data for free when victims do not pay, but instead auctioning it off to the highest bidder.

Here are some of the latest ransomware trends noted by cyber analysts: IR-20-164-002_Ransomware Trends.pdf