Largest Bank in Venezuela Targeted by LockBit Ransomware Attack
Reports from Twitter indicate that Banco de Venezuela, the largest bank in the country, has been hit by a ransomware attack.
Various cybersecurity portals have confirmed the news, while the bank itself has not denied or confirmed the situation, instead issuing a statement about the spread of information on social media.
The LockBit ransomware is believed to be behind the attack, which encrypts a victim’s files and demands a ransom to regain access.
Although the bank’s electronic services appear to be functioning normally, there is a possibility that the attackers have seized information and are demanding payment to release it.
If a leak occurs, the information could be available on the dark web, leading to phishing, unauthorized access, and extortion.
It is important to note that Banco de Venezuela manages over 21.7 million bank accounts across the country.