Hackers hit Jack Daniel’s proprietor, Ritz London

San Francisco, August 19

The maker behind well-known Jack Daniels bourbon whiskey together with Ritz London have turn out to be the most recent victims of cyberattacks.

The REvil ransomware group hit the US wine and spirits big Brown-Forman, maker of Jack Daniel’s.

Although Brown-Forman claims have prevented attackers from encrypting their recordsdata, hackers mentioned they’ve entry to “1TB corporate data which they have threatened to leak on the Dark Web”, reviews threatpost.com.

According to Jonathan Knudsen, Senior Security Consultant at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, as Brown-Forman reported that they’ve efficiently prevented attackers from encrypting recordsdata, whereas few particulars have been launched but, “it would appear that they have been working to implement a proactive security strategy”.

“Times like these illustrate how valuable that proactivity can truly be,” Knudsen mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

Jack Daniels or JD is the best-selling premium distilled spirit model worldwide together with in India.

Situated within the Lynchburg city, 110 km southeast of the music metropolis of Nashville, the JD Distillery was established within the 1830s and registered by its proprietor Jack in 1866, making it the oldest registered distillery within the US.

Every 12 months, about three lakh individuals tour the JD distillery.

Meanwhile, the Ritz Hotel in London has launched an investigation into a knowledge breach.

In a collection of messages posted to Twitter, the luxurious resort chain mentioned the corporate was made conscious of a “potential data breach within our food and beverage reservation system.”

“This may have led to the compromise of some of our clients’ personal data”.

According to Knudsen, ransomware is efficient and devastating as a result of it permits hackers to promote data again to the individuals who worth it most — the victims.

“Businesses can reduce the risk of a catastrophic breach by taking a proactive, security-first stance and following industry best practices in designing and implementing their technology solutions,” he mentioned.

REVil, often known as Sodin or Sodinokibi, is not simply working on the old-school ransomware mannequin of “scramble your files and offer to sell you back the decryption key”.

The hacking group in May acquired entry to secret knowledge belonging to one of many premier media and leisure legislation companies within the US representing top-notch celebrities.

REvil initially demanded $21 million ransom from the legislation agency, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, after stealing 756 gigabytes of confidential knowledge that embrace contracts, nondisclosure agreements, cellphone numbers and electronic mail addresses, and “personal correspondence” of among the high Hollywood and music stars.

The record had names like Priyanka Chopra, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, Naomi Campbell, Robert De Niro, Sofia Vergara, Spike Lee, the Osbournes (Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly) and a number of other extra.–IANS

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