A Russian hacking group that recently leaked the personal information of more than two dozen Democratic officials has targeted the upcoming Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines hackathon, a hacktivist group that has previously targeted cruise lines and political figures.
The group, which goes by the name of Cyber Team 18 and is based in St. Petersburg, Russia, released the stolen data of more of the officials, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former U.S. Rep. and former U,S.
Attorney of Southern California Rep. José Serrano, California Lt.
Gavin Newsom, and former Florida Gov.
“We know that the Royal Caribbean company has been infiltrated by Cyber Team,” a Cyber Team representative told The Associated Press.
“The company has hired forensic security firm, FireEye, to investigate the breach.”
Cyber Team said it would provide the data “in a few weeks,” but did not give a date for when the data would be made public.
Royal Caribbean officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
The hacktivism group’s latest attack on the cruise line comes at a time when the company has become a focal point of controversy over Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The company said it is working to restore service to passengers who were impacted by the hack.
“Royal Caribbean has been and will continue to be a beacon of light for those who want to be independent and express their creativity in a free society,” Royal Caribbean CEO Ben Sherwood said in a statement.
“We are committed to the protection of the privacy of our guests, and our team is working with the National Security and Cybersecurity teams to ensure that we are fully compliant with applicable law.
We have made extensive investments in our security posture to ensure we are well-equipped to withstand cyberattacks.
We remain vigilant and will work to stay ahead of these threats.”
Royal Caribbean was founded by Russian hacker Dmitry Guryanov, who in 2016 claimed credit for hacking into the email accounts of former President Donald Trump and Democratic National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz.
He later claimed credit on Twitter for hacking emails from the private email account of then-President Bill Clinton and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden.
Royal Caribbean said that while it had not been able to identify the hackers who had taken the data, the hacktivity group has previously stolen data from cruise lines.
In January 2017, the group released the personal data of former U (formerly U.K.)
Prime Minister David Cameron, a U.N. official, a former White House official, and a member of the U. S. Congress.
In July 2016, the hackers released personal data from the personal records of the Democratic National Committeeman Cynthia McKinney, a Texas state senator, a federal judge, a representative from the U, S. House of Representatives, a Democratic National Convention official, an insurance broker, a New Jersey judge, and the wife of a former presidential candidate, all of whom were also hacked.
The information was released under a court order.
In April 2016, Cyber Team claimed responsibility for releasing personal data for former Democratic U. s.
Representative Adam Schiff, former State Department official John Kirby, and U. N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
The group also claimed credit in December 2015 for releasing information from the emails of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, including his personal information.
Royal Carnival declined to say how many passengers it had impacted.
The company said in May 2017 that it was investigating the breach and that it is continuing to monitor the situation.
CyberTeam said in January that it had stolen the personal details of at least five former U., S. Rep and former Whitehouse officials, as well as a U.,S.
senator and two congressmen.
The data was released by the group on May 1, 2017.
The FBI and the U.,s.
Secret Service said in June 2017 that they were investigating the hack, but that no arrests had been made.