The Yellow Pages directory targeted by a cyberattack
The Yellow Pages Canada directory has reportedly been targeted by a cyberattack, carried out by the ransomware gang Black Basta. The severity of the criminal operation has not yet been assessed.
The hackers would have got their hands on confidential information of Canadian and Quebec citizens, revealed La Presse. Copies of passports, RAMQ cards, bank documents and driver's licenses were found on the dark web by the newspaper from which this information originated.
The criminals would have followed a classic modus operandi, exposing sensitive information on the dark web, used to exert pressure on individuals or companies.
As of Friday evening, the attack was notified by cyberattack monitoring group BetterCyber, in a tweet.
#BlackBasta #ransomware group claims to have #hacked Yellow Pages Canada 🇨🇦 (@Yellow_Pages)… pic.twitter.com/AXh0QLc8jL
— BetterCyber (@_bettercyber_) April 22, 2023
“Ransomware group BlackBasta claims to have hacked Pages Yellows Canada”, alerted the group.
Saturday at midday, Yellow Pages Canada had still not issued statements in response to BetterCyber's tweet.
The Yellow Pages Canada directory contains information for thousands of Canadian businesses and individuals. Recall that in 2022, Black Basta had targeted the operator of IGA supermarkets, the Empire group.