8base attacks Advanced Fiberglass Industries

Date:

July 11, 2023

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Overview

Title

8base attacks Advanced Fiberglass Industries

Victim

Advanced Fiberglass Industries

Attacker

8Base

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai,

Size of Attack

Unknown/TBD

First Reported

July 11, 2023

Last Updated

October 31, 2022

The 8base ransomware gang has attacked Advanced Fiberglass Industries. Advanced Fiberglass Industries is a glass fiberglass reinforced plastic products manufacturer headquartered in Dubai, UAE. 8base posted Advanced Fiberglass Industries to its data leak site on July 11th, claiming to have stolen: Tender reviews, Official letters, Presentations, product mockups, Checks, Accounting report data, Tax statements, Internal documents, Salary data, Personal data of employees, passports Confidential Data Waybills Despite a significant increase in activity during the summer of 2023, the 8Base ransomware group has managed to maintain a relatively low profile. This group employs encryption techniques alongside "name-and-shame" tactics to pressure their victims into paying ransoms. 8Base demonstrates an opportunistic approach, targeting victims from diverse industries. However, crucial details regarding their identities, methods, and motivations remain shrouded in mystery. The swift and efficient operations of 8Base suggest that this group is not newly formed but rather an established and mature organization. Based on available information, certain aspects of their current operations bear a striking resemblance to past ransomware activities. The 8Base ransomware group emerged in March 2022, but it experienced a significant surge in activity in June 2023. Describing themselves as "simple pen testers," they operate a leak site that provides victim information through Frequently Asked Questions and Rules sections, along with multiple contact options. Notably, 8Base's communication style shares similarities with another known group called RansomHouse.

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