Millions of dollars in losses due to ransomware
A hacker group known as the Dark Overlord attacked more than 100,000 businesses with ransomware and then stole millions of dollars worth of data. In this article, we will explore the origins of the attack, the methods used by the Dark Overlord, and the aftermath of the ransomware campaign.
In early 2022, the Hanesbrands ransomware attack took place. A hacker group known as the Dark Overload carried out the attack. The Dark Overlord is a sophisticated and well-organized hacking group that has been responsible for several high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. In the Hanesbrands attack, the group used a sophisticated form of ransomware known as Locky to encrypt the data of more than 100,000 businesses. The businesses affected by the attack were in countries all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The ransomware campaign was extremely successful and resulted in the theft of millions of dollars worth of data.
Experts traced the origins of the Hanesbrands ransomware attack to early 2021. In February of that year, the Dark Overlord launched a similar attack against the law firm of DLA Piper. In that attack, the group used the Locky ransomware to encrypt the data of more than 100,000 businesses. The DLA Piper attack was significant because it was one of the first times that hackers executed a ransomware attack on such a large scale. The success of the DLA Piper attack led the Dark Overlord to believe that they could successfully carry out a similar attack on Hanesbrands.
To carry out the Hanesbrands attack, the Dark Overlord used many sophisticated methods. First, they compromised the security of Hanesbrands systems. They then used the Locky ransomware to encrypt the data of the businesses affected by the attack. Finally, they demanded a ransom from the businesses in exchange for the decryption key. The Dark Overlord was successful in carrying out the Hanesbrands attack which resulted in the theft of millions of dollars worth of data.
The aftermath of the Hanesbrands attack was significant. The affected businesses lost a significant amount of money. In addition, the reputations of Hanesbrands and DLA Piper were severely damaged. The Dark Overlord successfully carried out two major ransomware attacks in a brief period. This led to a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks executed in the following years.