After hospitals and Nuxe laboratories, travel agencies. The group of Russian-speaking hackers Lockbit claimed responsibility for the cyberattack against the French company “Voyageurs du monde” on May 16, reports franceinfo.
“Following our firm refusal to pay the ransom demanded”, the “passport data relating to collective trips have been published by hackers”, explained the CEO of the tour operator in an email sent to his customers on June 1.
The consequences are serious: Lockbit claims to have published “10,000 passports and tons of confidential data” on the darknet. The victims are essentially “French, but not only”, indicate our colleagues.
Cybercriminals can thus steal their identities, attempt to take out loans, devise various online scams. According to information from franceinfo, some usurpers have already bought data from this cyberattack.
The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Monday, in particular for “extortion in an organized gang” or “fraudulent access and maintenance in an automated data processing system (STAD)”. The agency has “resumed most of its activities” and “strengthen the security of its systems in order to avoid new incidents of this type”, she assures.
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