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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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  • LATAM is the new, hot target of ransomware operators. LATAM readers: leverage these stories to push for resilience. Build incident response plans and test them against your people, process, and technology.
  • Two observations from yet another ransomware attack: 1) Every enterprise, public and private is a target of cybercriminals; 2) You need to be prepared for the eventuality of compromise; the importance of regularly testing recovery plans cannot be overstated.

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