The 24th of August, Cyber News


New Attacks of the IT Army of Ukraine

The news that on the russian job search site SuperJob four regions of Ukraine, which are currently temporarily occupied, are marked as the territory of the russian federation, did not pass by the IT army. Today they are their target. And although the site is hidden behind many protections, the IT army assures that it will not help them!  1

Meanwhile, Crimean Internet providers: “Miranda-media” (https://t.me/itarmyofukraine2022/543), “Farline” (https://t.me/itarmyofukraine2022/544) and “KRELKOM” (https:/ /t.me/itarmyofukraine2022/545) congratulate Ukraine on Independence Day.

The 24th of August, Cyber News

French Hospital Forced to Switch to Pen and Paper Following a Disruptive Cyberattack

The hospital was asked to pay a $10 million ransom but said it would not succumb to cybercriminals’ demands.​​ Hospital Center Sud Francilien in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, fell victim to a ransomware attack on August 21. According to the official statement, malicious hackers breached the institution’s network after midnight.

As a result, the hospital had to transfer emergency room visitors and patients whose healthcare heavily relied on hospital technology to other institutions.

Nurses had to switch to pen and paper to monitor the remaining hospitalized people. The organization said that the attack had no impact on the safety of the building itself and that communications, such as telephone, remain intact.

The hospital asks to avoid coming to the emergency room spontaneously and call the emergency services (phone number: 15) instead.

According to the local media, the hospital fell victim to a ransomware attack and was asked to pay $10 million.

The hospital’s director Gilles Calmes refused to succumb to the cybercriminal’s demands.

“You know the hospital would not pay, has not paid, and will not pay this type of ransom,” France24 quoted him as saying.

According to the outlet, cyberattacks targeting hospitals in France have been increasing, with 380 victims last year alone. 2

Norway’s Oil Fund Reported an Increase in the Number of Cyber Attacks

In an interview with the Financial Times, the head of the world’s largest Norwegian oil fund, Mykola Tangen, announced an increase in the number of cyberattacks on the fund, which manages $1.2 trillion in assets. According to him, the organization faces an average of three serious hacker attacks per day.

The fund was established in the mid-1990s to invest revenues from Norway’s oil and gas industry. It currently faces about 100,000 cyberattacks a year, more than 1,000 of which its top executives say are classified as serious.

As the publication notes with reference to the organization’s top management, coordinated DDoS attacks are becoming  «a systemic financial risk as global markets become increasingly digital». 3