Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client details

Bradley Prior

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Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client details

Telkom has fallen victim to the group behind the Sodinokibi ransomware, also known as REvil, security researchers have told MyBroadband.

The group has taken responsibility for an attack on Telkom and has threatened to leak the Telkom client database in a post on its the Dark Web blog.
 

garp

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A data breach and ransomware are two different things.
 

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Jan

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A data breach and ransomware are two different things.
Yes... and no.

They are increasingly being combined into one thing:

 

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A data breach and ransomware are two different things.
Depends upon the execution. Nothing stops the breacher to lift data, then as a final step, plant the ran(d)somware. Randsomware doesn't always have to come via an email. That email may have been opened weeks, if not months, before with a keylogger etc.
 

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Let them leak it because watch even with "PoPI Act " nothing will happen nothing ever happens
 

Sollie

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Yes... and no.

They are increasingly being combined into one thing:

@Jan What is the status of our national cyber crime stats atm? Is the Cyber Security Hub email working yet? (yawn) - Even while this story was breaking ... news was made today for a new similar article. :X3:

Can't we make it a prerequisite that anybody dealing with consumer data has at least some form of cyber security awareness training and be re-tested every few months. Red team vs blue teams stuff (/me volunteers for red team).

Oh wait, wear your mask and don't smoke or we will arrest you! :cautious:
 

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A data breach and ransomware are two different things.
That's a bit like saying a hold up and a robbery are two different things.
You can be in a hold-up for a number of reasons with the intention to rob being one.
 

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So it was not the Last of the Ponies, it was something Really Evil?
 

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So where is Pansy Tlaluka now? What about the personal data of all (races') Telkom clients?

Too busy buying oil paintings and potplants from BEE companies?
 

TelkomUseless

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What... all of SA was Telkom Customers (by no choice). So whole of SA details are leaked then..
 

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It will not be the first time it is available , a few years ago it was available for 18K .Friend bought it and sold it twice for 15K and he used it himself .
 
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