The definitive UK cyber attacks and data breaches list
No prizes for guessing what tops the list of UK data breaches and cyber attacks this month! Another stunning and shocking supply chain attack. This one stunning for just how many businesses have been impacted (138 at last count) and shocking for just how long it has been going on for – since 2021 according to some analysts. I am of course talking about the MOVEit attack.
In the UK there are already a significant number of scalps – BA, the Beeb and Boots – who have been caught in the loop by another third party, Zellis, an HR software provider. Ofcom have also coughed up to a direct hit, and TfL are reportedly also impacted.
Meanwhile Cl0p, the nefarious Russian ransomware group, have claimed responsibility and started publishing the names of impacted businesses.
A passing thought on this, and pure conjecture at that, but this doesn’t really sound like a ransomware attack to me. Staying silent has its advantages, but since 2021? And besides, does Cl0p really have the resources to ransom 138 firms simultaneously? I don’t think so.
To me this sounds very much like another Solarwinds, with Cl0p handily taking the rap for the Russian Government, and no doubt making a tidy profit at the same time. As for our intelligence services, well who knows what they know? Too embarrassed to let us know who the real target was perhaps? Let’s be realistic, as we enter Cold War V2, we can expect Cold War V1 tactics on all sides.
What was the first casualty of war again?
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Bob Nicolson | Head of Consultancy