Published: August 13, 2021
Popular Taiwanese computer company Gigabyte was recently hit by a ransomware attack. It is believed to be the work of a ransomware gang called RansomEXX. According to the report, the group was able to encrypt and exfiltrate over 100 GB of sensitive data. While the attack did not significantly impact the company’s production systems, it did affect some internal servers.
Gigabyte is yet to issue a statement confirming that the attack was from RansomEXX. However, according to a ransom note and dark web page seen by The Record and Bleeping Computer, RansomEXX was indeed the one threatening to publish the data. What’s more, Bleeping Computer informs that the hackers posted screenshots of the documents from American Megatrends, AMD, and Intel that are under NDA.
Notably, it’s not the first computer company that became a victim of a cyberattack this year. Earlier this year, the REvil group attacked Acer and one of Apple’s suppliers for $50 million worth of ransoms in both cases. As for Gigabyte, the company remains silent about how much ransom the attackers are demanding.
The perpetrators’ notes state that the company must negotiate directly through an email. As of this writing, Gigabyte also declined requests to comment on the case, claiming they have already reported it to the authorities.