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GaP Solutions bit by LockBit ransomware attack

The Australian retail software vendor responds to cyber attack from resurrected ransomware gang.

user icon David Hollingworth
Fri, 01 Mar 2024
GaP Solutions bit by LockBit ransomware attack
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Australian retail software vendor GaP Solutions has fallen victim to the LockBit ransomware gang.

LockBit posted on its darknet leak site on 29 February, threatening to publish whatever data it had exfiltrated within 20 days. The group declined to say how much data it had or share evidence of the hack.

Nor did it reveal the amount of its ransom demand.


GaP Solutions is taking the incident seriously and has begun an investigation.

“We are aware of online claims that there has been unauthorised access by an unknown third party to some of our internal data systems,” a GaP spokesperson told Cyber Daily.

“As soon as we became aware of these claims, we engaged external cyber security experts to assist us with our investigation and to determine whether GaP Solutions internal data has been impacted.”

So far, GaP has found “no evidence” that any customer data or infrastructure was compromised.

“We want to reassure our valued clients that this incident relates to our internal systems and has not affected our customer cloud services in any way,” GaP said. “Their data and services remain secure and unaffected by this issue.”

“We take cyber security and the protection of our data seriously, and we will keep our stakeholders updated as our investigation progresses.”

International law enforcement authorities executed a takeover of the gang’s dark net infrastructure and several arrests in February 2024. The gang, however, appeared back in operation within days, though some questions remain as to just how well LockBit has recovered.

Sadly, it would seem well enough.

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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