Toll Group has unveiled it is suffering its second ransomware assault this 12 months, attributing the current an infection to a kind of malware recognised as Nefilim.

The admission comes much less than a working day after iTnews claimed solely that the logistics giant experienced shut down its IT methods after detecting “unusual activity” on an undisclosed variety of servers.

“As a result of investigations undertaken so much, we can affirm that this exercise is the result of a ransomware assault,” Toll Group claimed in an advisory on Tuesday.

“Working with IT protection specialists, we have discovered the variant to be a relatively new form of ransomware recognised as Nefilim. 

“This is unrelated to the ransomware incident we seasoned earlier this 12 months.”

Nefilim’s existence was claimed by Bleeping Personal computer again in March. 

“Nefilim turned active at the close of February 2020 and when it is not recognised for confident how the ransomware is getting dispersed, it is most possible as a result of exposed Distant Desktop Companies,” the report said.

The ransomware threatens to publish facts if a ransom is not paid out after a 7 days.

As with the 1st ransomware assault on Toll Group earlier this 12 months, Toll has publicly declared it will not pay.

“Toll has no intention of partaking with any ransom requires, and there is no evidence at this phase to advise that any facts has been extracted from our network,” it claimed.

“We are in frequent make contact with with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) on the progress of the incident.”

Toll Group claimed it expected to have manual procedures in location for at least the remainder of the 7 days.

“We have been in make contact with from the outset with numerous consumers impacted by the concern and we carry on to operate with them to minimise any disruption,” it claimed.

Toll Group experienced only just recovered from a devastating ransomware assault in late January that took out a massive aspect of its IT infrastructure.

In that situation, an additional relatively new kind of malware named Mailto was used by attackers.

Some of Toll Group’s main retailer consumers, who ship by way of its products and services, declined to comment on the effects of the most up-to-date an infection when contacted by iTnews.