REvil Ransomware attack on Texas County Sheriff office

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Hackers belonging to REvil ransomware group have once again targeted Sheriff Office belonging to Cooke County, Texas over the weekend, and succeeded in stealing a portion of data from the servers.

 


The stolen data includes some personal information that includes data related to past and present cases says a source from Emsisoft that has been assigned the task to investigate the incident.

 

Cathy Loyd, the spokesperson of Cooke County admitted that there was a ransomware incident last week. But said that she could not provide more details at this point as the cyber attack is still being investigated.

 

Interestingly, REvil Ransomware Group has so far involved in targeting over 20 different Texas communities in the past 16 months and the count is still going on.

 

Cooke County, Texas says that the cybercriminals have given them only 5 days as a deadline to pay the ransom, after which they have warned that the stolen data will be leaked to various technology communities.

 

REvil has also so far succeeded in locking down data related to large corporations such as Travelex, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, and Lion Beverages and is also linked to the GandCrab ransomware spreading group which has retired now after claiming to have made $2 billion.

 

Note- In April first week this year, REvil Ransomware Group, also known as Sodinokibi, assured that it will not launch any cyber-attacks in this period of medical emergency, as the whole world is struggling hard to contain the spread of Corona Virus Pandemic. But it seems like they have failed to keep their word, as the attacks on public and private entities are still going on, and the agony is that the ransomware spreading individuals are also seen targeting healthcare organizations and Universities, that are busy in finding a medicine/vaccine for COVID 19.