Claims of ransomware attacks on factoring firm eCapital shrouded in mystery

An illustration of four skeleton figures in front of computers representing hackers for an article about a ransomware attack

Two ransomware gangs have separately claimed they attacked and stole data from freight factoring provider eCapital, raising the question of whether the firm got hacked twice.

The answer isn’t so clear. 

An eCapital spokesperson initially said the company had “recently sustained a sophisticated cybersecurity incident” after FreightWaves inquired about an attack announced by the Lorenz group on the dark web in late July. 

“Due to our pre-existing security measures, we were equipped with sufficient...

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