Wednesday, October 28, 08:26
Home security EMCOR: Victim of Ryuk ransomware, one of the largest companies

EMCOR: Victim of Ryuk ransomware, one of the largest companies

Club EMCOR, one of the largest Companies of the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, fell victim to ransomware attack. The company is headquartered in USA and specializes in engineering and industrial services. Last month, EMCOR revealed that it had been "hit" by Ryuk ransomware, with the result that they are put some off systems her.

The incident took place on 15 February.

At present, there are no details of the attack and its aftermath. But the message that ransomware was announced attack, is still there website of the company, almost three weeks after attack.

According to EMCOR, not all of them were affected systems. The company said that “some only IT systems were affected ”, which were probably closed to limit infection.

The company said it immediately began to restore them services, but did not specify whether he paid the ransom to hackers or if the systems were restored via duplicates security.

No data to steal data

EMCOR reported that there is no evidence that they were affected or stolen data of employees or customers.

EMCOR made this clarification because, in recent weeks, several ransomware gangs have been stealing data companies before they encrypt the systems, and then threaten to leak them online.

However, Ryuk ransomware does not use this technique (at least yet). This behavior has been observed with ransomware groups such as Revil (Sodinokibi), the Maze, the Nemty, the DoppelPaymer and PwndLocker.

In its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2019, EMCOR stated that it included losses caused by the shutdown due to the ransomware attack. However, he did not exactly mention the losses.

The EMCOR Group is made up of more than 80 smaller ones companies, operating in more than 170 locations worldwide and employing more than 33.000 employees. Last year, it posted revenue of $ 9 billion.

EMCOR is not, of course, the only major ransomware company to attack. Instead, it is on the long list of the largest companies in the world that have experienced a similar incident.

In the same list, include DOD contractor, the law firm Epiq Global, the railway company Railworks of North America, Croatia's largest oil company, INA Group, the manufacturer of spare parts Fisherman and the French ISP and cloud provider, Brittany Telecom.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Mia
Absent Mia
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement


Amazon: Dismisses employees for leaking customer data

Amazon recently fired some employees who are responsible for leaking customer data, including addresses ...

Among Us: players were hit by a spam attack

InnerSloth, creator of the popular game Among Us, faced an attack that affected its players last week. More specifically, some ...

Data breach in a law firm exposes data of Google employees

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP revealed that it suffered a data breach that led to the leakage of personal data ...

How to install a .watchface file on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch lets you customize the faces of the watch to display all kinds of useful information. But did you know ...

The five biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data is becoming more and more sought after as our daily lives become more digitized. The technology giants that monopolize data are ...

Microsoft is limiting the availability of Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft is currently restricting the availability of Windows 10 20H2 to provide all users who want to ...

How to enable the new Chrome Read more feature

The latest version of Google Chrome browser, v86, released earlier this month, contains a secret feature called Read ...

How to choose a custom color for the Start menu

Starting with the October 2020 update, Windows 10 is the default on a theme that removes bright colors from ...

NASA telescope discovers drinking water on the moon

Eleven years ago, a spacecraft changed our view of the moon forever. The data collected by ...

Microsoft: Enhances password spray attack detection capabilities

Microsoft has significantly improved the ability to detect password spray attacks in the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and has reached the point ...