The hacker group DarkSide said on Wednesday it had attacked three more companies, despite global protests over its attack on Colonial Pipeline this week, which caused a shortage of gasoline and panic when buying the US East Coast
In the last 24 hours, the group has published the names of three new companies on its dark network site called DarkSide Leaks. The information posted on the site includes a summary of what the hackers appear to have stolen, but does not appear to contain raw data. DarkSide is a criminal gang and its allegations should be treated as potentially misleading.
The publication shows that the hacker team is not inferior to the FBI investigation and the reports of the attack by the Biden administration. He also signaled that the group intends to carry out more ransom attacks on companies, even after earlier this week posting a mysterious message outlining the impact of colonial pipeline hacking and pledging to introduce “moderation”
One of the companies is based in the United States, one is in Brazil, and the third is in Scotland. None of them seem to be involved in critical infrastructure. It seems that every company is small enough that an otherwise crippling hack would have flown under the radar if hackers had not gained worldwide fame by crippling gasoline supplies to the United States.
The US-based company is a distributor of technology services based in Illinois. DarkSide claims to have stolen more than 600 gigabytes of sensitive information, including passwords, financial information, HR information and employees’ passports.
The Brazilian company is a distributor of renewable energy products and DarkSide claims to have more than 400 gigabytes of data from it, including “personal customer data” and “agreement details”.
The Scottish company is in the construction industry, and DarkSide claims to have stolen 900 gigabytes, including contracts, commercial and personal data from three years ago.
CNBC contacted each of the companies to comment on the apparent ransomware attacks.