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April 14, 2023 11:42 AM

Updated statement regarding LockBit claims

Mike Beck, Chief Information Security Officer, Darktrace

We have completed a thorough security investigation following yesterday’s tweets by LockBit claiming they had compromised Darktrace’s internal systems. We can confirm that there has been no compromise of our systems or any of our affiliate systems. Our service to our customers remains uninterrupted and is operating as normal and no further action is required.

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April 13, 2023 9:30 AM

Statement regarding LockBit claims

Earlier this morning we became aware of tweets from LockBit, the cyber-criminal gang, claiming that they had compromised Darktrace’s internal security systems and had accessed our data. Our security teams have run a full review of our internal systems and can see no evidence of compromise. None of the LockBit social media posts link to any compromised Darktrace data. We will continue to monitor the situation extremely closely, but based on our current investigations we are confident that our systems remain secure and all customer data is fully protected.

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Darktrace Announces Several New Customers in the U.S. Transport and Logistics Sector

Darktrace data shows U.S. yielded most incidents out of transport and logistics sector globally between March - September 2022
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November 3, 2022

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Darktrace Announces Several New Customers in the U.S. Transport and Logistics Sector

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November 3, 2022

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, today announced that several companies in the U.S. transport and logistics sector have adopted Darktrace’s AI technology to protect against sophisticated cyber-attacks.

U.S. transport and logistics organizations to have recently chosen Darktrace include:

·      A leading railway company operating across 10+ states

·      A warehousing and logistics provider with 2 million+ sqft of warehouse space

·      A transportation hub connecting 11 state-wide and interstate transportation systems

·      A leading retail logistics organization employing over 800 people

·      A U.S.-based international maritime registry with 25+ offices across the world                    

The increasing digitization of transportation networks allows organizations in this space to optimize their operations, from scheduling to the transportation of passengers and goods, but the complex intersection of IT and OT devices represents a wealth of potential entry vectors for malicious actors. Darktrace reveals today that between March and September 2022, the U.S. accounted for the most incidents in the transport and logistics sector across Darktrace’s global customer base, making up 35% of all such incidents. 

Having deployed Darktrace DETECTTM and Darktrace RESPONDTM capabilities across its corporate network nearly five years ago, one leading U.S. railway company has not only renewed its existing contract but extended coverage to its industrial and cloud environments in a multi-million-dollar deal. Transponders, emergency alert systems and a range of IoT found at railway stations such as ticket machines will now be monitored by Darktrace’s always-on detection system, and early indicator analysis will inform targeted autonomous actions taken to redress suspicious activity on the network such as unauthorized connection requests.

By extending the areas that Darktrace’s technology protects, the railway company has not only strengthened its overall security posture and heightened its ability to deal with threats quickly and precisely but is better equipped to comply with the Department of Homeland Security’s TSA cyber security regulations, which require the reporting of cyber security incidents at surface transport operators to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 24 hours.

Operational technology is often bespoke to an organization, and legacy OT systems have varying degrees of baked-in and built-on security. Darktrace/OTTM can operate across all systems, forming a cohesive picture of an entire transport network. 

“Every ticket machine, platform entry gate and control room at a train station forms part of the network, and the task of keeping all of these devices up-to-date and secure is immensely time-consuming for IT professionals,” said Brianna Leddy, Director of Analysis at Darktrace. “As the transport and logistics sector faces a growing level of sophisticated cyber-attacks, critical national infrastructure organizations are using AI-driven security to stop threats at the earliest possible stage before ordinary people are impacted by disruption.”

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 115 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace’s technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fuelling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,100 people around the world and protects over 7,700 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ in 2021.

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