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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 PREVENT/OT™ to Pre-empt Cyber Attacks on the World's Most Critical Infrastructure

Darktrace closes its largest deal to date with a critical infrastructure organization to get ahead of state-sponsored attacks and support digital transformation
Cambridge, UK
February 9, 2023

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Darktrace Announces PREVENT/OT™ to Pre-empt Cyber Attacks on the World's Most Critical Infrastructure

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February 9, 2023

Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announces availability of Darktrace PREVENT/OT™, a product that identifies the paths adversaries may take to attempt to disrupt the operations of critical infrastructure. This unique approach uses AI to “think like an attacker” to visualize pathways within information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) that lead to critical infrastructure assets, empowering defenders to harden environments and stay steps ahead of the adversary.

PREVENT/OT is part of the Darktrace/OT product family, protecting complex industrial environments against known and unknown attacks, using self-learning AI to discover and identify assets and detect subtle deviations that point to a cyber-threat. First launched in 2015, Darktrace/OT DETECT and RESPOND™ are currently used by hundreds of critical infrastructure companies in utilities including electric, water, oil & gas, maritime, and transportation.

"In one of our early adopters Darktrace AI found a complete viable attack path from a public email account to a deeply protected and active production PLC (Programmable Logic Controller): a vital component of all Industrial Control Systems. The organization was not aware this long, but complete path spanning both IT and OT systems existed. Some steps were not simple to exploit, but fundamentally a committed attacker could have followed this path and could have manipulated the controller logic, sound alarms, or even worse start and stop processes impacting the operation of the entire facility” said Jeffrey Macre, Industrial Security Solutions Architect at Darktrace.
“We are incredibly proud to support the many critical infrastructure organizations that we do today and are excited to deliver this new capability to prevent the worst-case attacks before they can happen. We are seeing great interest from customers in these capabilities."

The company signed several new deals with critical infrastructure organizations across the globe in the last three months including new customers, renewals and expanded contracts within the critical infrastructure industry. Darktrace already defends customers across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the US. The deals underscore a paradigm shift occurring around the globe that sees governments putting in place new mandates and rules requiring more robust cyber protections in critical industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy and chemicals.

The deals include, among others:

  • A major provider of critical infrastructure services which has signed a multi-million-dollar, multi-year deal with Darktrace in Q2 of fiscal year 2023 – the single largest deal signed by the business to date
  • A leading power transmission company with a majority stake in its National Power Grid 
  • An energy supplier with over 500 gas stations
  • A not-for-profit electric power supplier with over 150,000 member-owned accounts
  • A global chemicals company operating across 20+ countries
  • A major provider of crude oil and natural gas listed on the NYSE
“We are thrilled to have closed our largest deal to date with a major critical infrastructure organization,” commented CEO Poppy Gustafsson.
“Critical infrastructure is a top target for the world’s most sophisticated and well-resourced cyber-attackers. Now with our PREVENT/OT product, defenders can prioritize and test the routes adversaries might take to get to the ‘crown jewels’. Crucially, we can then harden defenses against that attack in advance of the worst happening. That is truly game changing in the ongoing battle for control of the world’s critical infrastructure and I am delighted that Darktrace has continued to evolve its product family to address this global challenge."

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), leader mondial de l'intelligence artificielle en matière de cybersécurité, fournit des solutions complètes basées sur l’IA et ayant pour mission de bâtir un monde sans perturbation cyber. Les innovations révolutionnaires Cyber AI Research Centre de Darktrace à Cambridge, au Royaume-Uni, et de son centre de R&D à La Haye, aux Pays-Bas, ont donné lieu au dépôt de plus de 115 demandes de brevet et à la publication d'importants travaux de recherche au profit de la communauté de la cybersécurité. La technologie de Darktrace acquiert et actualise en permanence sa connaissance de votre organisation et l'exploite pour assurer un niveau optimal de cybersécurité. Elle fournit le tout premier Cyber AI Loop, qui alimente une solution de sécurité continue “end-to-end", capable de prévenir, de détecter et de répondre de manière autonome aux nouvelles menaces à l'œuvre en temps réel. Darktrace emploie plus de 2 200 personnes aux quatre coins du globe et protège plus de 8 100 organisations dans le monde contre les cybermenaces avancées. Darktrace a été désignée par le magazine TIME comme l'une des "entreprises les plus influentes" en 2021

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