Ransomware gangs have hit yet another Australian real estate company. The BianLian ransomware gang has claimed to have attacked the Australian Real Estate Group (AREG) and has asked for a ransom payment. The threat group has named the company in a leak site post, tweeted by CyberKnow.
According to the Tweet, the threat actor shared a post on its data leak site and claimed to have stolen finance data, business data, personal data, SQL databases, and post archives, totaling 200GB of stolen data.
Australian Real Estate Group Pty Ltd is a real-estate-focused corporation. The company specializes in various services and helps its clients find affordable housing, rented apartments, and other housing facilities in Australia.
As per reports, the threat group has asked for a ransom amount of $5 million and has shared several compressed folders that contain the company’s data.
BianLian ransomware has been in the wild since Q4 and has been regarded as one of the fastest ransomware in the market. According to BlackBerry’s report, the ransomware can encrypt files at an exceptional speed and has been coded in the Go programming language (aka Golang).
Cyble’s team of researchers also shared an in-depth report about the ransomware, and highlighted that it is being used in several industry sectors. As of September 20, 2022, the group’s leak site includes 24 victims, with AREG being the latest.
Previously, Harcourt, an Australasian real estate company, disclosed a data break compromising systems in their Melbourne city office. The breached data included sensitive information about the company, including customers’ names, addresses, signatures, photo identification, and bank details.