Ransomware attack on Big Issue and University of Winnipeg

From cybersecurity-insiders.com

The Qilin Ransomware group is under scrutiny for breaching the servers of the UK-based newspaper ‘The Big Issue Group.’ Reports indicate that the perpetrators successfully accessed confidential data from the victim and are now holding the entire database hostage, encrypting it until a ransom is paid.

The Big Issue, a newspaper primarily serving the homeless community, is diligently exploring avenues to recover the data. It’s been revealed that the breach may have resulted in the loss of approximately 500GB of critical data, including contracts, partner information, personal data, and financial statements.

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