Cyber Attack on Louisiana Vehicle Owners data and Royal Family Website crash by Russia

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Louisiana vehicle owners’ data was leaked in a massive cyber-attack

A massive cyber-attack has exposed the personal data of Louisiana vehicle owners, marking what appears to be the largest breach in the history of the U.S. automotive industry. According to a report in The Guardian, Clop Ransomware hackers gained access to the data of over 6 million Louisiana residents in August of this year. Now, they threaten to leak this stolen information unless their demands are met promptly.

The attack is said to have originated in Russia, where the hackers infiltrated and pilfered a wide range of personal information, including names, addresses, social security numbers, vehicle registration dates, driver’s license details, dates of birth, height, eye color, gender information, and even car ownership details.

The Clop ransomware group, hailing from Russia, has publicly stated their intent to release more of the data they obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s database if their demands are not addressed swiftly.

Royal Family Website taken down by Killnet

In a separate incident, the Royal Family Website came under attack, reportedly orchestrated by pro-Kremlin hackers in Moscow. This assault was carried out through a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, seemingly in response to Britain’s condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

While the Palace administration did acknowledge the disruption of their website, they refrained from officially categorizing it as a state-funded cyber attack in the form of a DDoS attack. According to our sources in Cybersecurity, the website was inaccessible for approximately 3 hours before being restored to normalcy, a process that took over 45 minutes.

A subsequent report in The Telegraph shed light on the incident, linking it to state-funded hackers. They published a screenshot from a Telegram resource named ‘Killmilk,’ purportedly the owner of Killnet, who claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of the Soviet Intelligence Agency.

It is noteworthy that this digital assault occurred just two weeks after King Charles publicly voiced his support for Ukraine, stating, “Ukraine must prevail.”

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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