Cybercrime: erresser give ireland decision-making tool without loser

Cybercrime: Erresser give Ireland decision-making tool without loser

The surprise turnaround in irish cyber-erprengfall: the attackers on the health administration hse have given the government in dublin the tool that can be recovered at the attack. A loose field was not paid for dafur, emphasized ireland’s health minister stephen donnelly against the irish station rte. Neither the government directed directly to the canner, nor is a deal "about a third party or otherwise" have been handled. There will also be a pleasant free purchase.

"A lot of private data" should be published

The for the "catastrophic hack" responsible cybercrime-bande conti demands, according to the internet, previously unaccepted chat protocols, according to $ 20 million of us dollars. On her darknet side, the tatters of the hse now shared that "we provide the decision-making tool for your network free of charge". At the same time they threatened: "but you should understand that we will sell a lot of private data or unopdrum if you do not contact us and try to loose the situation."

It is unclear why the attackers made the decision-making free of charge, explained donnelly. The attack on the hse as well as a parallel, but failed attack on the irish ministry of health wear the signature of the russian cybercrime group according to previous findings "wizard spider".

Others located in russia, such as darkside and revil explained after the cyberattacke on the operator of the colonial pipeline in the usa previous week, no organizations in the "social area" such as health and educational institutions as well as generally no more infrastructures of public administration of a country want to attack more. Us prassident joe biden had previously "decisive steps" threatened with the involved ransomware networks.

Interim disposal

The irish prime minister micheal martin embarked on friday the release of the software required for data clasps. But it is still tremendous work necessary to bring the largely shut down health system to run. The danger that possibly tuned sensitive patient data has been published, it continues to have room of the taoiseach (irish prime minister). However, he referred to the hse before the supreme court of the country, the high court, a preliminary injunction has obtained: this makes it punishable who gained illegally gained or advocate data stolen from health administration.

The main purpose of the court decision is to indicate internet companies with upload platforms such as google, facebook and twitter to the statutory ban on passing on and publication. Martin praised the previous cooperation with social media companies around the attack and their willingness, "inadvertently" published data from hse systems excessive. Incuber darknet forums were allowed to be largely ineffective, as their operators are barely to be grasped.

Hse boss paul reid emphasized on twitter that the health care it systems could not be easily switched on with the activation codes with one click again. You work – after the import of backups – continue to use services and databases "restore". The authorities call which concrete effects have the decision-making software. He expects the consequences of the attack for a few weeks later.

16 minutes furs compromising the network

In the us, the fbi warned parallel to conti. There have already been at least 16 attacks with the interlocking trojan, which intervened on networks in the field of health care and blue lights. Worldwide, the erresser attacked more than 400 organizations, including 290 in the usa. According to the police work, the youngest loser demands of the gear were up to 25 million us dollars.

Experts of the it security computer sophos described one of them pursued conti attack youngest as very fast and potentially devastating. The forensic analysis has shown, "that the attackers look out in the firewall to compromise the network in just 16 minutes and gain access to the domain administration data". Afterwards "cobalt strike agents" used on the windows servers, which should form the ranzgrat of the ransomware attack. The special feature is that the cyber criminals controlled everything by themselves and do not fall in love with an automated routine.

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