DragonForce attacks Saint Cecilia's Church of England Scholl

Incident Date:

April 9, 2024

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DragonForce attacks Saint Cecilia's Church of England Scholl


Saint Cecilia's Church of England Scholl




London, United Kingdom

Greater London, United Kingdom

First Reported

April 9, 2024

Saint Cecilia's Church of England School Attacked by DragonForce Ransomware Gang

Saint Cecilia's Church of England School has allegedly been attacked by the DragonForce ransomware gang. No further information has been disclosed. Saint Cecilia's Church of England School is a Church of England secondary school in Southfields, south-west London. It opened in 2003 as Saint Cecilia's, Wandsworth Church of England School, and was renamed on 1 March 2015. Music and Mathematics are the school's specialities.

About DragonForce Ransomware

DragonForce, also known as DragonLeaks, is a new ransomware operation that first appeared on the scene in early December 2023. As of mid-January, not much is known about this ransomware or the group responsible for creating and disseminating it. The gang has a dark web data leak site that is also known as DragonLeaks. It claims to encrypt victim systems and exfiltrate data. Therefore, they are categorized as a crypto-ransomware and data broker group. They have also been known to take part in direct and double extortion attacks, and if the victims fail to pay, then they release the data for free (Free Data Leaks).

Researchers believe the gang is a hacktivist group out of Malaysia. It has claimed several high-profile attacks to date, but is too young for investigative agencies to have a clear understanding about its systems, structures, tactics, or history.

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