There’s been a recent surge in cloud ransomware attacks. Examples of such attacks were observed by Sophos X-Ops, which detected the ransomware group BlackCat/ALPHV using a new Sphinx encryptor variant to encrypt Azure storage accounts by employing stolen Azure Storage account keys. The BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware group is the same entity that claimed responsibility for infiltrating MGM’s infrastructure and encrypting more than 100 ESXi hypervisors.
On September 12, 2023, the world woke up to the news of another significant cyber-attack, this time on MGM Resorts International, a renowned name in the hotel and casino industry. The incident affected their operations across various locations, including iconic Las Vegas.