Cyber Weekly Digest - 2022 Week #26


In this week’s Cyber Weekly Digest we dive into a cyber attack affecting a UK ready meal manufacturer, disrupting their daily business operations, and a new banking malware targeting Spanish financial services company BBVA. Keep reading to stay up to date on the biggest cyber security news across the globe.


1. Cyber security experts warn of the growing Black Basta ransomware threat.

The Black Basta ransomware has about 50 victims worldwide since it emerged 2 months ago. The workflow of the Ransomware is to collect data, intercept credentials, lateral movement, download and then execute payloads. Black Basta exploits Qakbot to gain access to devices and then moves laterally from one device to another collecting information from them. The actors behind Black Basta have also developed a Linux variant designed to strike VMware ESXi virtual machines.


2. Wiltshire Farm Foods hit by a cyber attack.

Wilshire Farm Foods, a ready-meal manufacturer which supplies thousands of people across the West including several hospitals, has been hit by a cyber security incident. It said its computer systems have been affected, causing problems with deliveries but claim no credit card details have been stolen. Due to their systems not working, the company has said that they will be unable to make most deliveries over the next few days. It is not yet known which threat actors are behind the attack.