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Vice Society Leaks CommScope’s Employee Data Stolen During Ransomware Attack

By Alicia Hope for CPO Magazine
Friday, April 28, 2023

The network infrastructure manufacturer has not disclosed how the threat actor breached its network and whether the group made any ransom demands.

Commenting on the CommScope ransomware attack, Dr. Ilia Kolochenko, the founder of ImmuniWeb, encouraged ransomware attack victims to pay up to protect their private information but warned that “public exposure of stolen data is possible in both cases.”

“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,” noted Kolochenko. “In case of ransomware incidents, it may be a wise approach to negotiate with attackers as long as reasonably possible, while actively minimizing the impact of possible disclosure of stolen data.” Read Full Article

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