Cl0p attacks DP World

Incident Date:

March 23, 2023

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Cl0p attacks DP World


DP World




Dubai, United Arab Emirates

, United Arab Emirates

First Reported

March 23, 2023

The Cl0p Ransomware Gang's Attack on DP World

The Cl0p ransomware gang has attacked DP World. DP World is a multinational logistics organization headquartered in Dubai, UAE. It employs more than 100,000 people and was founded in 2005. Cl0p posted DP World to its data leak site on March 24th but did not provide any further information.

Understanding Cl0p's Threat

Cl0p is a major Ransomware-as-service (RaaS) platform first observed in 2019. Cl0p is a dangerous ransomware family because it has advanced anti-analysis capabilities and anti-virtual machine analysis to prevent investigations in an emulated environment like those commonly used by security tools. Cl0p is one of just a handful of threat actors that have developed a Linux version.

While Linux has a tiny footprint in desktop computing, it runs ~80% of web servers and a substantial portion of embedded devices used in the healthcare field – and this means that Cl0p is likely actively recruiting new talent to help improve their platform and expand the scope of what and whom they can attack.

Cl0p's Expanding Threat

Cl0p also exfiltrates data to be leveraged in double extortion schemes and has recently claimed responsibility for attacks against over 130 organizations – some outside the healthcare sector - using a zero-day vulnerability in secure file transfer software GoAnywhere MFT.

Recent Ransomware Attacks

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