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Ransomware Attack on Colombian Energy Provider

Updated on 2022-12-16

Colombian energy company EPM underwent a BlackCat ransomware attack, taking down its IT infrastructure and websites. The threat actor claims to have stolen business data. Read more: Ransomware attack hits Colombian Energy Supplier EPM

EPM ransom note from BlackCat ransomware.

Overview: Ransomware Attack on Colombian Energy Provider

The network of Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), a Colombian energy provider, was hit with a ransomware attack last week. Employees were instructed to work from home as the company’s IT system was down. The attackers are reportedly demanding a ransom in exchange for returning data they stole.


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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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