NoEscape attacks Castec (Fabritec)

Incident Date:

July 9, 2023

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NoEscape attacks Castec (Fabritec)


Castec (Fabritec)




North Hollywood, USA

California, USA

First Reported

July 9, 2023

The NoEscape Ransomware Attack on Castec

The NoEscape ransomware gang has attacked Castec. Castec is a window covering products manufacturer and retailer headquartered in California, USA. NoEscape posted Castec to its data leak site on June 11th, claiming to have stolen 10.9GB of company data.

Understanding NoEscape Ransomware

Researchers have identified a new Ransomware-as-a-service operation known as NoEscape. The ransomware builder interface allows affiliates to customize various settings when creating the ransomware executables. However, the primary function of NoEscape is to encrypt files.

The Impact on Victims

Victims of NoEscape receive a note informing them that their network has been breached and infected by a group called NoEscape. The message reveals that all of their company documents, databases, and other crucial files have been encrypted. Additionally, the perpetrators have also obtained the victims' confidential documents, personal data, and sensitive information.

To regain access to their files, the victims are instructed to make a payment in exchange for a special recovery tool. Non-compliance with this demand will result in the victims' files remaining encrypted indefinitely and the stolen information being offered for sale on the darknet.

Payment Instructions

To facilitate the payment process, the victims are advised to download and install the TOR browser and access a specific link provided in the note. They must then enter their ID and follow the accompanying instructions. The directive explicitly warns the victims against making any modifications or attempting file recovery on their own, emphasizing that only the perpetrators possess the ability to restore the encrypted files.

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