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Original Claim

The Clop ransomware group misidentified their target

2 months ago

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The claim that the Clop ransomware group misidentified their target has been substantiated by multiple sources. According to Dark Reading, a UK water utility was targeted in a cyberattack by the Clop ransomware group, but the group mistakenly believed they were attacking a different water company. This incident was reported on August 16, 2022, highlighting a rare case of target misidentification by a cybercriminal group. Further confirmation comes from Threatpost, which details how the Clop ransomware group misidentified the victim in their communication. Additionally, The Cyber Express reported that the ransomware group "CL0P" hacked into a different company than intended, which the company later confirmed. These sources collectively confirm the occurrence of the misidentification by the Clop ransomware group, providing a clear example of the complexities and mistakes that can occur within cybercriminal operations.