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Victim Name Toronto Zoo
Victim Post Date 2024-01-25
Description The Toronto Zoo is a Canadian zoo and involved in saving wildlife
to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. 1
33GB of data will be published soon. Lots of NDAs and confidentia
l agreements are represented in the data. Some personal files (dr
iver licenses and so on) can be found in the files.

Akira Ransomware Group

The ‘Akira’ ransomware group has emerged as a significant threat to businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized organizations in North America and Australia. The group has been known to target the government sector and has been involved in various high-profile attacks. Akira ransomware group’s tactics have evolved over time, with the group shifting its focus from deploying ransomware to exfiltrating sensitive data from victims’ environments. The group has been observed to breach systems by gaining unauthorized access to target organizations’ VPNs, typically through compromised login credentials.

Citations:

  • [1] scmagazine.com/resource/akira-ransomware-groups-changing-tactics-what-you-need-to-know
  • [2] scmagazine.com/brief/escalating-akira-ransomware-attacks-target-finland
  • [3] news.sophos.com/en-us/2023/12/21/akira-again-the-ransomware-that-keeps-on-taking/
  • [4] provendata.com/blog/akira-ransomware/
  • [5] trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/ransomware-spotlight/ransomware-spotlight-akira

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