A CYBERATTACK Incident Disclosed by “SAVE THE CHILDREN.”

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CYBERATTACK

A recent cyberattack targeted the worldwide non-governmental organization (NGO) Save the Children worldwide.

Save the Children International, a nonprofit, acknowledged that it had been the target of a cyberattack. After being named by the ransomware group BianLian on their Tor leak website, the corporation made the security problem public.

 

According to the BianLian extortion group, they have taken 6,8 TB of papers, including worldwide HR and personal data. International email correspondence, international medical and health data, and international financial data (more than 800 GB).

The activities of Save The Children were unaffected by the cyberattack, a representative for the group told Recorded Future News. In order to examine the security breach, the business alerted law enforcement authorities and is collaborating with outside cybersecurity specialists.

Organization’s Spokesperson, Recorded Future News.

“There has been no operational disruption, and the organization still works to improve kids’ lives everywhere. In order to take the necessary next actions, we are working diligently with outside experts to investigate what happened and what data was affected.”

The BianLian ransomware first appeared in August 2022, and it was used in attacks against businesses in a variety of sectors, including

  1. Manufacturing,
  2. Media & Entertainment, and
  3. Healthcare

To help ransomware victims recover their locked files, security company Avast issued a free decryptor for the BianLian ransomware in July 2023.

Save the Children experienced a data breach in July 2020 due to a ransomware assault on cloud computing service provider Blackbaud.

Blackbaud is a company that offers cloud computing services to the community for social benefit.

  • Nonprofits,
  • Foundations,
  • Corporations,
  • Education Institutions,
  • Healthcare Organizations,
  • Religious Organizations, and
  • Individual Change Agents.

Its products focus on

  1. Fundraising,
  2. Website Management,
  3. CRM,
  4. Analytics,
  5. Financial Management,
  6. Ticketing, and
  7. Education Administration.

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Suraj Koli is a content specialist with expertise in Cybersecurity and B2B Domains. He has provided his skills for News4Hackers Blog and Craw Security. Moreover, he has written content for various sectors Business, Law, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, and many others. Koli established his center of the field in a very amazing scenario. Simply said, he started his career selling products, where he enhanced his skills in understanding the product and the point of view of clients from the customer’s perspective, which simplified his journey in the long run. It makes him an interesting personality among other writers. Currently, he is a regular writer at Craw Security.

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