The Yanluowang hack group published data stolen from Cisco back in May 2022. Cisco representatives acknowledged that the data leak took place, but still insist that the incident did not affect the company’s business in any way.
Let me remind you that last month, Cisco representatives confirmed that back in May, the company’s corporate network was hacked by the Yanluowang extortionist group. Later, the attackers tried to extort money from Cisco, otherwise threatening to publish the data stolen during the attack in the public domain.
Then the company emphasized that the hackers did not steal anything serious at all, they only managed to steal non-confidential data from the Box folder associated with the hacked employee account.
The hackers themselves contacted Bleeping Computer and told reporters that they had stolen 2.75 GB of data from the company (approximately 3,100 files), including source codes and secret documents. According to journalists, many of the files were non-disclosure agreements, data dumps and technical documentation.
For example, the attackers gave the publication a redacted version of the agreement and showed a screenshot of the VMware vCenter admin console at the cisco.com URL. The screenshot showed numerous virtual machines, including one called GitLab and used by the Cisco CSIRT.
At the same time, Cisco continued to claim that the company has no evidence that the source code was stolen.
Let me remind you that we also reported that Cisco Hack Is Linked to Russian-Speaking Hackers from Evil Corp.
As Bleeping Computer now reports, Yanluowang members have begun leaking stolen data on the dark web. Against this background, Cisco finally confirmed the data leak, but the company continues to insist that this incident did not affect the business in any way, and the leak of information does not change the initial assessment of the incident.
Our previous analysis of the incident remains unchanged – we still do not see any impact on our business, including Cisco products or services, sensitive customer data, sensitive employee information, intellectual property, or supply chain processes.Cisco said.
I note that at the end of August, cybersecurity analysts from eSentire published a report in which they presented evidence of a possible connection between the Yanluowang group and the well-known Russian-speaking hack group Evil Corp (UNC2165).