Cyber Crime

BlackCat gang claimed responsibility for Swissport ransomware attack

The BlackCat ransomware group (aka ALPHV), claimed responsibility for the attack on Swissport that interfered with its operations.

The BlackCat ransomware group (aka ALPHV), has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Swissport that impacted its operations, causing flight delays.

Swissport International Ltd. is an aviation services company providing airport ground,lounge hospitality and cargo handling services owned by an international group of investors. The company handles around 282 million passengers and 4.8 million tonnes of cargo annually, on behalf of some 850 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 66,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 307 locations in 50 countries, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.8 billion.

Swissport International was hit by a ransomware attack that had a severe impact on its operations causing flights to suffer delays.

According to the German website Spiegel, the ransomware attack impacted a limited part of the company’s global IT infrastructure, a company spokesman confirmed that the security breach took place on Thursday morning at 6 AM.

BlackCat ransomware operators leaked a sample of data allegedly stolen during the ransomware attack, claiming to have stolen 1.6TB of data that are available for sale.

Leaked data include business documents, tax declarations, images of passports, and ID cards of individuals. Leaked data also includes personal information of job candidates, including name, passport number, nationality, religion, email, phone number, job role, interview scores, and more.

BlackCat is a very sophisticated ransomware group that has been active after BlackMatter shut down its operations due to pressure from law enforcement.

Some members of the Black Cat ransomware gang are former members of the BlackMatter/DarkSide ransomware group.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, SIM swapping)

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Pierluigi Paganini

Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer. Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US. Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines. Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.

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