Hackers that Attacked Colonial Pipeline Reported Attacks on Three More Companies

Colonial Pipeline Hackers Attacks
Written by Emma Davis

The DarkSide group, the hackers that attacked the American fuel giant Colonial Pipeline, reported attacks on three more companies. For example, a summary of the documentation allegedly stolen by hackers from three companies appeared on her website on the DarkSide Leaks, but the data itself was not published.

The emergence of new information on the DarkSide Leaks website indicates that the group is not at all stopped by the ongoing FBI investigation. Nonetheless, the hackers seem intent on keeping their promise to continue targeting their victims more carefully after the attack on the Colonial Pipeline caused a gasoline shortage across the US East Coast.

One of the three companies attacked is located in the United States, the second is in Brazil and the third is in Scotland, and none of them is involved in critical infrastructure. All three companies are small enough that a disruption in their operations does not lead to serious consequences for the public, as happened in the case of Colonial Pipeline.CNBC reports.

The US company is a technology services reseller based in Illinois. According to the hackers, they stole 600 GB of confidential information from it, including passwords, financial data and information from the HR department, as passport details of the employees.

The Brazilian company is a reseller of renewable energy equipment. Cybercriminals reported stealing more than 400 GB of data from it, including “personal data of clients” and “details of agreements.”

The Scottish company is engaged in architecture. According to DarkSide, they stole 900 GB from it, including contracts, commercial and personal data over the past three years.

None of the three companies have commented on the cybercriminals’ claims.

Meanwhile, Colonial Pipeline is working closely with law enforcement and US cybersecurity firm FireEye to mitigate damage and recover operations from the DarkSide attack.

The affected pipeline operator, Colonial Pipeline, has no plans to pay the ransom demanded by the hackers who encrypted its data.sources familiar with the company told Reuters.
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Emma Davis

I'm writer and content manager (a short time ago completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the Gustavus Adolphus College). For now, I have a deep drive to study cyber security.

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