As part of Cyble darkweb and deepweb monitoring, our research team came across the post by Netwalker ransomware operators where they have claimed to be in possession of confidential data of Regatta which is Britain’s outdoor clothing and footwear brand with over 1700 employees; Regatta’s annual revenue is around $325 million.
A ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts the files of its victims and demands a ransom to unencrypt those files and restore victim’s access after payment.
Below is the screenshot of the message posted by the NetWalker ransomware operators on their online blog-:
Currently, the ransomware operators have leaked a sample of the data leak which seems to include the bank details of vendors, bank reconciliations statements, company’s accounting documents, customer’s details, and much more. Below are the snapshots of the sample of the data leak of Regatta.
Netwalker operators have claimed to release the data of Regatta after 9 days.
Tips on how to prevent ransomware attacks –
- Never click on unverified/unidentified links
- Do not open untrusted email attachments
- Only download from sites you trust
- Never use unfamiliar USBs
- Use security software and keep it updated
- Backup your data periodically
- Isolate the infected system from the network
- Use mail server content scanning and filtering
It is recommended to follow the above-mentioned prevention methods and never pay the ransom.
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