The 8base ransomware gang has attacked Danbury Public Schools. Danbury Public Schools refers to the public school district serving the city of Danbury, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The district oversees the education of students from preschool through grade 12, providing them with a comprehensive and diverse learning experience. 8base posted Danbury Public Schools to its data leak site on July 11th, claiming to have stolen internal documents, personal data, checks, official letters, and more. 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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