Angling Direct, one of the largest fishing tackle specialists, has announced that it is currently managing a cyber security incident. Links on their website were replaced with links to adult content, and the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were compromised by the hackers. Given that both the website and the social media pages were compromised, it seems likely that the hackers have gained access to admin passwords, or possibly just a single password if the company was reusing it across multiple websites.
At this early stage, we do not know whether customer data has been compromised, or whether a ransomware attack has been conducted. However, the hackers have pinned a tweet on the hacked Twitter account saying “We will return the information and access to you. Otherwise we will automatically remove from our system in 31 days”, which implies that the company may have been the victim of a ransomware attack.
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