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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 05:37

More Toll documents stolen in ransomware attack released on dark web

More Toll documents stolen in ransomware attack released on dark web Image by Peter H from Pixabay

Two more lots of documents stolen by cyber criminals from the systems of Australian transport and logistics provider Toll Group have been released on the dark web, making a total of five lots released so far.

A Toll spokeswoman told iTWire that the company was aware of the files being published.

"We continue to carefully monitor the situation and work closely with our stakeholders as we progress through our investigation," she said.

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A screenshot of the notice on the Nefilim dark web site. Supplied

The attack on Toll was the second this year, and was carried out using the Nefilim ransomware which attacks only Windows systems.

Toll announced on 5 May that it had been compromised by the ransomware. This was the second attack on Toll this year, with the first in February being through use of the Mailto ransomware.

toll docsThe company's last update on the attack was on 29 May when it said in a statement it was "making good progress with the restoration of our key online systems".

The third batch of documents was released in July, the second in June and the first in May.

The two recent batches of documents have been leaked in August and this month.

When the attack was announced, the company said it had shut down some of its systems as a precaution.

Toll, which has been in operation for more than 125 years, is part of Japan Post. It has operations in 1200 regions across the globe in 50 countries.

The firm has about 40,000 employees. For the full-year 2019, the Toll Group had revenue of US$8.7 billion.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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