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Data stolen from CommScope in ransomware attack released on dark web

By Duncan Riley for SiliconANGLE
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Even if a CommScope site in Mexico was targeted, the story still has missing parts.

“It is unclear so far whether the breached company has paid the ransom or not, as the public exposure of stolen data is possible in both cases,” Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, information technology security company ImmuniWeb SA and a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network, told SiliconANGLE. “Usually, paying a ransom – though being discouraged by law enforcement and potentially triggering legal ramifications in some jurisdictions – provides better chances to keep your compromised data private. However, cases are known when individual members of ransomware gangs have silently shared compromised data with their peers who eventually leaked the data, to the utmost surprise of the victims.”

Vice Society was previously in the news in December when it claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.K. Spar wholesaler. The ransomware group has also being linked to a ransomware attack that targeted Norway-based media company Amedia AS and an attack on California medical services provider United Health Centers. Read Full Article

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