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20 Sep

The 8BASE ransomware group has claimed Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach following a cyber attack on the organization.

Known for its sophisticated cyber-attacks on large-scale organizations, 8BASE ransomware group announced the data breach on their dark web channel

The threat actors have boldly announced their intention to publish the compromised data on September 25, 2023. The Twitter handle @8BASEHOME, known as Birdy, took responsibility for data breach.

In a tweet, they stated, “#Brazil Araújo e Policastro Advogados – We attacked http://araujopolicastro.com.br on 09.09.23. We have acquired substantial data pertaining to the core operations of the company. Date of publication: 25.09.23.”

Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach announcement

Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach
Source: Twitter

While this disclosure of Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach is certainly confining, the threat actors have refrained from providing any further details or sample data regarding the breach. 

The Cyber Express has made efforts to contact the company for an official statement on the Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach. 

Regrettably, as of the time of writing, no response or statement has been received from the company, leaving the claims surrounding the breach unverified. 

Located in the city of São Paulo, the main commercial and industrial center in Latin America, Araújo e Policastro Advogados is an estimated law firm in the country with recognized experience in various areas of law, highlighting its extensive practice in the business.

The law firm’s influence spans decades, notably in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, where it emerged as one of the foremost international legal practitioners.

Through the years, Araújo e Policastro Advogados has diversified its practice areas, encompassing telecommunications, energy, oil and gas, banking, finance, securities, privatizations, intellectual property, environmental, and competition law.

What ‘s next for Araújo e Policastro Advogados?

The threat actors have taken to their dark web channel to announce the breach, claiming to have uploaded a trove of sensitive documents to their servers.

These documents include critical files pertaining to account departments, invoices, receipts, and a host of other confidential information, comprising:

  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Accounting documents
  • Personal data
  • Certificates
  • Employment contracts
  • a multitude of confidential information
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Personal files
  • Other

Apart from this Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach, the 8BASE ransomware group claimed many cyber-attacks this year.

This includes the latest cyber attack on COVESA, the prominent network of Ford dealerships with nine centers spanning the provinces of Barcelona and Girona in Spain.

Last month, the threat actor claimed responsibility for targeting Bahamas Medical & Surgical Supplies in a cyber attack.

They shared a list of documents and files they claim to have been “uploaded to the servers.”, which is a similar tactic used by the threat actor in the Araújo e Policastro Advogados breach. 

In the same month, 8BASE ransomware group claimed responsibility for launching a cyber attack on Fenn Termite & Pest Control Inc.

The threat actor announced the Fenn Termite & Pest Control breach via a dark web post, where it boasted about targeting the company and having access to confidential data about the company.

They assert having access to a trove of sensitive data, including confidential information, personal files of clients, and more. 

Media Disclaimer: This report is based on internal and external research obtained through various means. The information provided is for reference purposes only, and users bear full responsibility for their reliance on it. The Cyber Express assumes no liability for the accuracy or consequences of using this information.

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