Security News > 2023 > March > The Week in Ransomware - March 17th 2023 - Shifting to data extortion
These attacks were claimed by the Clop threat actors, a ransomware gang that historically encrypted devices and stole data to extort victims into paying a ransom.
March 13th 2023 LA housing authority discloses data breach after ransomware attack.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is warning of a "Data security event" after the LockBit ransomware gang targeted the organization and leaked data stolen in the attack.
BianLian ransomware gang shifts focus to pure data extortion.
The BianLian ransomware group has shifted its focus from encrypting its victims' files to only exfiltrating data found on compromised networks and using them for extortion.
Hitachi Energy confirmed it suffered a data breach after the Clop ransomware gang stole data using a zero-day GoAnyway zero-day vulnerability.