Cybersecurity Weekly: Travelex pays ransom, Maze hacks HMR, Microsoft buys corp.com

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Travelex paid $2.3 million ransom to restore operations after a ransomware attack. The Maze ransomware gang discloses data from drug testing firm HMR. Microsoft buys corp.com so bad guys can’t. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.


1. Travelex paid $2.3 million ransom to restore operations

Travelex recently paid a $2.3 million ransom payment to get their systems back online after being encrypted by a Sodinokibi ransomware attack. As part of this attack, the operators behind the Sodinokibi ransomware encrypted the company’s entire network, deleted backup files and copied more than 5GB of personal data.
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2. Maze ransomware gang discloses data from drug testing firm HMR

Last month, London-based Hammersmith Medicines Research suffered a data breach. On March 21, the Maze ransomware operators published some of the stolen files on their leak site, after the refusal of the research firm of paying the ransom. Stolen data included the personal information for volunteers whose surnames begin with D, G, I or J.
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3. Microsoft buys corp.com so bad guys can’t

Earlier this year, a private citizen auctioned off the corp.com domain for the starting price of $1.7 million. Due to a decades-old DNS collision, corp.com was able to receive sensitive data from hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs. This week, Microsoft Corp. agreed to buy the domain in a bid to keep it out of the hands of those who might abuse its power.
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