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Critical infrastructures around the world are being terrorized by hackers

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Last Updated on 05/02/2022 by Nidhi Khandelwal

Ransomware attacks targeted critical infrastructure, with threat actors attacking an oil petrol distributor and oil terminals in key ports in separate attacks.

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Oiltanking, a German gasoline wholesaler, was targeted by the new ALPHA/BlackCat ransomware campaign earlier this week.

Soon after, oil terminals in major ports revealed that they, too, had been hit by ransomware. Officials, on the other hand, do not believe the attacks are linked.

As if the attack on crucial infrastructure wasn’t severe enough, the Conti ransomware group also targeted British foods business KP Snacks, causing supply chain delays.

The HHS in the United Kingdom provided a summary of the findings from the attack on Ireland’s HSE, claiming that 80% of the IT systems were encrypted throughout the attack.

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Finally, RecordedFuture recorded an interview with the ALPHA ransomware gang, which sheds light on their new operation.

To protect against active attacks, QNAP, a Taiwanese network-attached storage (NAS) manufacturer, advises users to set firmware auto-update on their devices.

A Phobos ransomware version with the.makop extension was discovered by PCrisk. A different ransomware operation is known as Makop.

Oiltanking, a German petrol supply company, has been immobilized by a cyber attack.

Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.
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