Major U.S. Transportation Services Company Affected by Windows REvil Ransomware






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The publicly traded US transport services company Matson appears to have been hit by a gang of cybercriminals using Windows REvil ransomware, with thieves claiming to have stolen a terabyte of data.

Some screenshots of the stolen data have been posted on the REvil site on the dark web, with attackers claiming to have tax, logistics and personal data on customers and employees.

Matson, which was founded in 1882, has an annual turnover of around $ 2 billion.

It has a subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, which provides shipping services across the Pacific to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia, the South Pacific, China and Japan, according to Wikipedia.




iTWire contacted the company for comment on Oct. 28, but has yet to receive a response.

Attackers warned that they would auction the stolen data and post around 3GB of data on the dark web for potential buyers to review.

REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, has been used in numerous attacks this year. It was used to hit the big casino equipment supplier International gaming partner company, the Meinhardt Group, an engineering consulting firm with 51 offices worldwide and 5,000 employees, US IT staffing company Artech Information Systems, and a listed professional distribution management company DXP companies.

Others to suffer were Adif, an infrastructure company owned by the Spanish government, Argentina’s largest internet service provider Telecom Argentina, great specialist in retirement Actuaries and Associates, the site of Cooke County, Texas, and Australian beverage maker Lion.

Melbourne-based contract formulator and packaging company Chemistry pack, New York-based entertainment and media lawyers Grubman Shire Meiselas & Bags, a chain of sports stores in Sydney At the store, American food distribution company Harvest / Sherwood Feed Distributors, Sea change, a global public video streaming software provider and government accredited IT service provider based in Melbourne Geidi have also all been affected by gangs using REvil.

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