May 07, 2020

Logistics giant Toll Group hit by ransomware for the second time in three months

 The second time in three months, Toll Group has become the victim of a ransomware attack that has led to the suspension of IT systems

Melbourne, Australia-based Toll Group may be a global logistics company that gives freight, warehouse, and distribution services. Toll has 40,000 employees across over 50 countries. 

On February 3, Toll said that IT systems had been disabled thanks to a malware infection, which later emerged to be the MailTo ransomware. 

MailTo, also referred to as Netwalker, is typical ransomware and doesn't even plan to be stealthy, encrypting files at the instant of infection, consistent with lampblack researchers. 

Ransomware remains a thorn within the side of companies worldwide. Over the past 12 months within us, over 1000 companies have mentioned ransomware as a forward-looking risk thinks about their SEC filings.

After resolving the primary ransomware infection and returning to normal operations, now, in May, the Australian logistics firm has been struck again 

On May 5, Toll posted an advisory that said certain IT systems had been pack up after "unusual activity" was spotted on the company's servers.

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