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Ransomware ring claims attack on Africa’s largest retail chain Shoprite

RansomHouse, in messages posted on the group’s Telegram channel and seen by TechCrunch, claimed to have obtained 600 gigabytes of data from Shoprite,

  • Posted on 20th Jun, 2022 13:33 PM
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RansomHouse, a ransomware gang, has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Shoprite, Africa’s largest retailer.

The attack, which Shoprite confirmed a week ago, compromised customer data in Eswatini, Namibia and Zambia, the company said. Shoprite said the data breach “included names and ID numbers, but no financial information or bank account numbers.”

In messages posted on RansomHouse’s Telegram channel and seen by TechCrunch, the gang, which is said to be targeting companies with weak security, claimed to have obtained 600 gigabytes of data from Shoprite. It said to have collected personal data that was “in plain text/raw photos packed in archived files, completely unprotected.”

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