Which is real?
This was the question of many as the manufacturer o Jack Daniels Whiskey claimed that the recent cyber attack to them did not prosper.
In a recent statement released by Brown-Forman Corp to AppGate, its cybersecurity provider, they mentioned that the household alcoholic beverages brand was just an attempt but refused to pay the ransom demanded by REvil. However, they also clarified that it is also incorrect to define the gang’s claim to have compromised the internal network and stolen sensitive.
Felipe Duarte, a security researcher at AppGate, confirmed the lack of evidence if the data allegedly were stolen by REvil really exists or a real threat only.
Per news that has surfaced, the only proof that the gang has revealed are screenshots published on their darknet site.
In response, the hackers put data stolen in the attack up for sale for around $1.5 million on the “wall-of-shame” section in their darknet official blog.
Duarte also disclosed that the REvil group also infiltrated three international targets in oil and gas, insurance, and consulting industries such as quest.worldwide.com in Australia, eurocat.com in France, and National Western Life in the USA.
According to him also, the model of teasing out some of the stolen data and selling the “crown jewels” to the highest bidder. With the increase of funds, sooner, more expansion for these criminals can also happen.
Another unique modus is criminals would ask random in BTC, and this will be migrated to Monero (XMR), which according to reports, have begun only this 2020.