The Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) - one of the largest Italian cooperatives banks - suffered a ransomware attack allegedly carried out by one of the most aggressive gangs, that of DarkSide. The attack "paralyzed" the operations in 188 branches, causing serious problems to the bank's customers, as reported by the Italian newspaper "The Republic". The newspaper also published a photo with one ransom note left by hackers on the bank computers, which were said to be his gang DarkSide ransomware.
The Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) attempted to downplay the incident, stating that the root cause of the problem was technical issues with the communication systems. The statement issued by the bank calls on customers to use ATMs or the "Home Banking" service, which, according to the bank, were not affected.
The bank also said that technical problems that are slowing down normal operations are being resolved and will be gradually remedied by the Monday 3 May, the latest. In addition, the bank pointed out to its customers that ATMs are operating normally and that Home Banking can be used directly from a computer or smartphone.
Specifically, the bank stated in its relevant statement the following: "We inform our customers that the services, although slowing down due to line problems, are open to the public. Keep in mind that ATMs operate normally and that Home Banking can be used directly from a computer or smartphone, through which all operations can be performed. "
As previously mentioned, the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) is trying to fully restore all operations by 3 May.
It is worth mentioning that so far Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) has not been included in the list of victims of the DarkSide ransomware gang that is published on the site managed by hackers and leaks data they steal from their respective attacks. This may be due to the fact that the two sides may be in negotiations.
Source of information: securityaffairs.co