A notorious ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against Vesuvius, a molten metal flow engineering company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The Vice Society ransomware gang released files stolen from Vesuvius on the dark web a month after the company announced it had suffered a “cyber incident.”

vesuvius leak

Interestingly, Vice Society included a confidentiality notice next to the link that allowed them to download the stolen files.

Confidentiality Notice and Disclaimer

This leak contains many sensitive files, which may be privileged or protected by work product disclaimers or other legal regulations. Any unauthorized review, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this information is strictly prohibited.

We do not take any responsibility for the content of this leak or the consequences of any actions taken based on the information contained therein. “Vice Society”

It’s almost as if the Vice Society ransomware gang cares about keeping secrets for everyone but themselves.

The release of the files suggests that negotiations between Vesuvius and its attackers are not going the way the Vice Society would like them to, and are unlikely to receive a ransom from a British steel supplier.

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