Friday, January 15, 18:06
Home security Software AG: The German giant was attacked by ransomware

Software AG: The German giant was attacked by ransomware

ransomware

Η Software AG, one of the largest software companies, fell victim ransomware attack resulting in some more problems.

The attack took place on Saturday, October 3. It is said that one gang ransomware, named “Clop", Violated the internal network of the company, encrypt them systems and asked for more than $ 20 million to provide the decryption key.

Apparently, Software AG refused to pay the ransom to the ransomware gang and so the hackers posted screenshots with data which had been stolen from the company before the encryption. The criminals leaked them data at their leak site at Dark web.

Exposed items include: employee passports and IDs, e-mail employees, financial documents and lists from the company's internal network.

Software AG revealed the incident on Monday, October 5, when it said it was dealing with it holidays within its network “Because malware attack ”.

Software AG

The company said customer service, including cloud-based services, remained unaffected. He also said that they did not exist data to prove that customer information was affected. However, two days after this statement, Software AG issued a press release acknowledging that there was theft of data.

A copy of ransomware binary, used against Software AG, was discovered by the researcher security MalwareHunterTeam. As mentioned above, hackers demanded more than $ 20 million from the company, one of the largest sums demanded in a ransomware attack.

According to ZDNet, the ID provided in this ransom note allows security investigators to view online chats between the Clop gang and Software AG on a web portal run by the ransomware team. At present, it appears that company has not paid the ransom.

Software AG is the Germany's second largest company and has more than 10.000 customers in 70 countries. The company has significant customers, such as Fujitsu, Telefonica, Vodafone, DHL and Airbus.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Digital Fortress
Digital Fortresshttps://www.secnews.gr
Pursue Your Dreams & Live!

LIVE NEWS

Canon lets you take pictures from space

Instead of releasing new cameras for CES 2021, Canon is doing something different: It lets you take pictures from space ....

Wikipedia vs Big tech: Who fights misinformation?

As Election Day turned into US Election Week, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were trying to prevent ...
00:02:36

Tesla: It is called to recall cars due to problematic screens

The touch screen in some Tesla cars seems to have a problem, which could ...

Ransomware is responsible for half of all data breaches in hospitals

Almost half of the data breaches committed in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are due to ransomware attacks, ...

Astronomers have just found the oldest oversized black hole

A quasar was discovered in a dark corner of space - over 13,03 billion light-years away - and contains a ...

What are the best and most affordable 5G phones for 2021

The market will soon be flooded with mid-range 5G devices. Everything that happens will be really exciting: you will be able to ...

Verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency scam with the name of Elon Musk violated!

Lately, hackers have been violating verified Twitter accounts in a cryptocurrency giveaway scam, in which the name of the CEO is used ...

Classiscam: Fraudsters "fake" brands and deceive users of European markets!

Dozens of criminal gangs publish fake ads in popular online markets, to attract unsuspecting users to "fraudulent" commercial sites or phishing ...

iOS 14.4: Displays a notification for repairs with non-genuine cameras

Starting with the iPhone 11, Apple has added a notification to iOS that tells the user when the device has a ...

Facebook: Sues Chrome extensions developers for data theft

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two Portuguese nationals for developing Chrome extensions that collected data from Facebook users.