Shutterfly hit by Conti Ransomware

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Shutterfly, a California based company that is into photo sharing business, was reportedly hit by Conti Ransomware early this month. Though the company sources have denied the media speculations about becoming a victim of a cyber attack, they did agree that a number of servers were disrupted by a digital hiccup.

However, a source on the condition of anonymity stated that the attack could have locked down over 4K devices and several virtual servers operating for the company and that could lead to a service disruption to customers seeking services related to creation of photo books and greetings along with postcards from the website in this holiday season.

It is unclear whether the Conti Ransomware Group has demanded a ransom or not. But in general, the said group of cyber criminals is known to mint millions in cryptocurrency from the victim and usually indulges in “double-extortion” tactics.

Screenshots of Conti group hackers encrypting the servers of Shutterfly are doing rounds on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. And an active link is already trending on a dark web group that gains monetary benefits by selling the stolen information, if in case the victim cannot pay ransom on time.

Conti Group Ransomware is suspected to be delivered through TrickBot malware operated by state funded intelligence from Russia and Conti Ransomware victims list includes JVCKenwood, Ireland Health Service, Scotland’s environmental protection agency and a Health District in New Zealand.

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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