The DarkSide Ransomware Attack on CompuCom
On March 3, the IT managed service provider (MSP) announced they had fallen victim to a Darkside ransomware attack. The cybercrime group installed CobaltStrike beacons on several systems throughout the MSP’s environment. These beacons helped the threat actor steal data, spread the virus, and deploy ransomware payloads.
The MSP expects the incident to result in losses of $20 million and counting due to the disruption of customer services and internal operations. Since CompuCom is up for sale, the attack has come at an inopportune time for the company.