- Apr 5, 2014
The LockBit ransomware crew is claiming to have stolen 78GB of data from Italy's tax agency and is threatening to leak it if a ransom isn't paid by July 31.
The notorious gang put a notice on its dark-web site adding the agency – the Agenzia delle Entrate – to its growing list of victims. According to LockBit, the data stolen includes documents, financial reports, and contracts.
The Euro nation's police are investigating the alleged security breach, which was revealed Monday by Pierguido Iezzi, CEO of Swascan, the cybersecurity unit of business services company Tinexta Group, according to Italian media.
In a brief press release, the Italy Revenue Agency – essentially the country's equivalent to America's IRS and the UK's HMRC – said it had asked Sogei SPA, a state-owned company that manages the tax agency's IT infrastructure, for "feedback and clarifications" in the wake of reports of an intrusion.