June 14, 2022

Vice Society Ransomware Responsible for Cyberattack Palermo Italy

Industry: Government | Level: Strategic | Source: BleepingComputer

The threat actor group responsible for the cyberattack on the Italian city Palermo, was identified as Vice Society ransomware. The attack occurred on June 3rd, 2022, resulting in the shutdown of the city’s IT infrastructure to mitigate the attack. However, as services dependent on internet connectivity were offline, the impact of the outage affected 1.3 million residents, as well as any tourists visiting the city in addition to many booking sites rendered unavailable. The Vice Society ransomware gang confirmed their involvement in the attack on their dark web data leak site and has threatened to publish stolen data by Sunday, June 12th, 2022, if the ransom demand was not met. Technical details regarding the attack have not been disclosed by Palermo officials.