Alice (SFR) was the victim of a cyberattack, files were stolen

Altice has been targeted by cyber-pirates, but the Group is not yet willing to report the consequences of this attack.

On August 9, Altice, the parent company of SFR, was the victim of a ransomware attack by the cybercriminal group Hive. Although the cyberattack happened earlier this month, the hacker group only announced it on August 25th, according to RedPacket Security, a website that specializes in cyberattacks on the dark web. This type of hack includes not only the encryption of compromised files, but also their export with the threat of disclosure or sale of confidential data if the demands of cyber-attackers are not met. This is called “double extortion”.

The attack has not been reported by Altice Group at this time, so it is difficult to determine the extent. However, the files stolen from the second French carrier will be available for download via the Tor browser. However, it is not specified whether these files concern only the company or whether they contain personal data of subscribers.

Altice is not the first victim of the Hive ransomware group as it has reportedly carried out over 350 attacks against various targets since 2021, mainly in the healthcare and financial services sectors.

Source: Total Telecom

This article is taken from the Univers FreeBox website.

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