BlackSuit ransomware gang claims attack on Tobacco-Free Kids

published: Feb. 12, 2024

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an American non-profit organization advocating against tobacco use, has reportedly fallen victim to a ransomware attack by the group known as BlackSuit.

The incident was published by the cybercriminals on 12th of February, 2024.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' website remains active, showing no immediate signs of disruption. This contrasts with other victims of BlackSuit, such as Western Municipal Construction, whose website is down, possibly indicating a successful ransomware attack. The US Department of Health and Human Services has linked BlackSuit ransomware to notorious predecessors like Royal and Conti, suggesting a continuation or evolution of these cybercriminal efforts.

The lack of visible evidence of intrusion on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' platform does not deny the possible attack on the non-profit. There is no official response from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, so the extent (or even existence) of the breach and the data potentially compromised can't be confirmed.

BlackSuit ransomware gang claims attack on Tobacco-Free Kids