After oil giant Shell hit by Clop ransomware gang, workers’ visas dumped online as part of extortion attempt


Royal Dutch Shell is the latest corporation to be attacked by the Clop ransomware gang.

The extortionists siphoned sensitive documents from a software system used by the oil giant, and have now leaked online some of the data – notably a selection of workers’ passport and visa scans – to chivy the corporation along to cough up a ransom. The idea being that if the ransom is paid, no more data will be dumped in public.

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