New Zealand Bloom, one of the country flower wholesalers, had its sensitive documents posted online after a recent ransomware malware attack. David Ballard, the company’s managing director, stated that the after-effects of this particular attack were not dire since only a handful of its servers operated by their L. A office fell victim to the attack.
The information housed in the said servers was old, and thus the contents that the hackers had managed to release online weren’t as sensitive as the attackers would have liked.
The company had taken that server out of service and wasn’t planning on paying the ransom demanded. The director noted that he had no idea how the attacker managed to gain entry to the server, but he speculated that it might have been done through a phishing activity.
He went on to say that it is never a good thing to have to go through such an attack, but they had managed to resolve the situation as far as he is concerned.
Threat analyst Brett Callow noted that the people responsible for this attack, who goes by the name Egregor, has claimed responsibility and are the same people racking in countless other firms at an alarming rate. He added that it seems this attack may be the work of a defunct maze outfit that has shifted from Egregor to vulnerable but unexploited systems.