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Ransomware Group Threatens to Leak Data Stolen From Security Firm Entrust

LockBit ransomware threat actors have taken credit for the recent attack on cybersecurity firm Entrust and they are threatening to leak the stolen files.

Dominic Alvieri, the researcher who broke the news about Entrust suffering a data breach, noticed on Thursday that Entrust has been added to the LockBit 3.0 Tor-based website.

The black hat hackers are threatening to leak all the stolen data on August 19, at 20:33 UTC, exactly 24 hours after they announced hacking Entrust.

Entrust hacked by LockBit ransomware

When the Entrust breach came to light in July, some researchers revealed that a known ransomware group was behind the attack, but no ransomware was named.

In its statement at the time, Entrust confirmed that threat actors had gained access to systems used for HR, finance and marketing, but said there was no evidence that the operation or security of its products and services was impacted.

SecurityWeek has reached out to Entrust for comment and will update this article if the company responds.

Entrust is a Minneapolis-based company that provides security solutions for user and machine identities, payments, and digital infrastructure. The firm’s services are used across 150 countries, including by some of the world’s largest organizations.

LockBit operators on Thursday also announced stealing files from US engineering giant Wabtec after breaching the company’s systems. News of a ransomware incident at Wabtec first emerged in late June.

SecurityWeek has reached out to Wabtec for comment.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.