Ransomware news headlines trending on Google 

    Flagship Group, a housing group in England, is reported to have become a victim to ransomware attack on November 1st of this year. But thankfully, no customer or staff data was accessed or stolen by hackers, says the preliminary inquiry conducted by IT teams.

    A considerable disruption was caused to customers, after which an inquiry revealed a file encrypting malware impacted the group’s systems.

    Highly placed sources from Flagship Group report that the service disruption was caused by malware that entered the network through a phishing email laced with malware.

    Flagship immediately reported the data infiltration to the Regulator of Social Housing, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commissioner office (ICO) in Ireland.

    The Norwich based real estate company apparently owns some 31K homes in East of England and servers the residents with services such as repairs, maintenance and heating facilities through a workforce of 1200 people.

    Meanwhile, the second ransomware incident that is trending on Google is about an Australian Legal Services firm named ‘Law in Order’. The company has made it official yesterday that a cyber attack has disrupted the normal functioning of its servers in the last weekend, halting much of the company’s business operations.

    The Sydney based law firm has disclosed that it is taking the help of a security firm to gauge the impact of the incident and how quickly it can restore the data on systems safely.

    Law in Order has reported the cyber attack to the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Cyber Security Center and after the probe will make it transparent to all its clients.

    Some unconfirmed sources say the firm became a victim to Netwalker Ransomware that has been circulating on the web since October 2019 and is also known with the name of Mailto Ransomware.

    Naveen Goud
    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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