It is one thing to be a ransomware victim, its a whole other level of audacity for the hacker group then to advertise on Facebook and publicly try to shame the firm due to the fact that they didn’t pay them. Of course the hacker group hacked someone’s personal Facebook page to buy the ads.
This is what happened to the Campari group.
The Campari Group, makers of Campari, Wild Turkey, SKYY vodka and Grand Marnier recently experienced a ransomware attack that shut down the company’s servers. The malware, created by the RagnarLocker gang, essentially locked corporate servers and allowed the hackers to exfiltrate “2 terabytes” of data, according to the hackers.
On Nov. 6, the company wrote, “at this stage, we cannot completely exclude that some personal and business data has been taken.”
While the company admitted to the attack, it’s clear that they hadn’t yet paid the ransom, as the hackers then took out the Facebook ads that targeted Campari Group employees on Facebook.
To post the ads, the hackers broke into a business-focused account owned by another victim and used his credit card to pay for $500 worth of ads. The gent who was a Chicago-based DJ, indicated he had set up two-factor authentication but that the hackers were still able to crack his Facebook account for his personal Event & Entertainment company.
Facebook, to their credit, detected the ad as fraudulent and shut it down before spending the entire $500.
At BLAKFX, we are on a mission to stop ransomware threats
Ransomware Auditing as a Service (RaaS): ransomware attacks have skyrocketed in the past year and currently represents the biggest threat to the data of government agencies, military, intelligence agencies as well as private enterprises. BLAKFX developed the first in the world Ransomware Auditing as a Service (RaaS) platform which allows our cyber security engineers to scan your network and simulate real-world ransomware attacks to determine the test the prevention, detection and mitigation strategies of your organization and establish how resilient your network is to real ransomware attacks. After the scan we provide a comprehensive report and our recommendations for remediation.
If you are the victim of an actual ransomware attack, we are able to recover the data that has been hi-jacked during the attack and due to Helix22’s DNA BindingTM cryptography, restore it to its original state.
BLAKFX is Based on Proven Success
Founder – Robert Statica PhD Founder – Kara Coppa Founder – Alex Maslov MS, MBA
Co-Founders of Wickr KatimTM Ultra Secure Smartphone
Our founders, Robert Statica PhD and Kara Coppa, also founded Wickr, which is used by the US military and has never been hacked since its inception in 2012. The Helix22 data security SDK is several generations enhanced since then. Dr. Statica also delivered the encryption for the world’s most secure phone, Katim.
Finally, the Helix22 encryption is quantum computing ready so no need to redo all your data security methodologies in a couple of years when everything else becomes obsolete.
We like to refer to Helix22 as “22nd Century Data Security.”