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Vice Society publishes data stolen during Vesuvius ransomware attack • Graham Cluley

The Vice Society ransomware gang has recently claimed responsibility for a cyber attack against Vesuvius, the London Stock Exchange-listed molten metal flow engineering company. After the company announced they had suffered a “cyber incident,” Vice Society published on the dark web files that it had stolen from Vesuvius. The group even included a confidentiality notice alongside the link through which the stolen files can be downloaded.

The publication of the files suggests that negotiations between Vesuvius and its attackers have not gone in the direction Vice Society would desire, and that it is unlikely to receive a ransom from the British steel supplier. It appears that more and more corporate victims of ransomware attacks are calling the bluff of their extortionists.

It is important for companies to know their vulnerability to cyber-attacks, and to have a comprehensive security system and protocol in place. Taking preventative measures such as training employees to recognize phishing emails, limiting privileges, and regularly updating and patching systems can help protect against attacks. Companies should also be sure to have a plan in place in the event of an attack, as quick response and recovery can help limit the damage.

In conclusion, the Vice Society ransomware gang has stolen and published data from Vesuvius, which suggests that the company will not be paying a ransom. It is essential for companies to take preventative measures and have a plan in place in the event of an attack to limit the damage of a breach. As the threat of cyber-attacks continues to grow, it is essential that companies remain vigilant and up to date with the latest security measures.

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