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ELTA state-owned provider has disclosed a ransomware incident

Exploit: Ransomware

Hellenic Post (ELTA): National Postal Service

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Risk to Business: 2.017 = Severe

ELTA, the state-owned provider of postal services in Greece, has disclosed a ransomware incident that has knocked most of the organization’s services offline. The organization announced that its IT teams have determined that the threat actors exploited an unpatched vulnerability to drop malware that allowed access to one workstation using an HTTPS reverse shell, encrypting systems critical to ELTA’s business operation. ELTA is currently unable to process mail, bill payments or any form of financial transaction orders with no estimate of when these services will be made available again.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercriminals love to target organizations in time-sensitive fields to increase their chance of scoring a big payday.

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