Η Luxottica Group SpA, based in Italy, is the largest company in the world in the glasses industry. Luxottica designs, manufactures, distributes and sells various brands of glasses. The most well-known brands are Ray-Ban, Persol and Oakley. The company also makes sunglasses for designer brands such as Chanel, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Miu Miu and Tory Burch.
In mid-September, the company fell victim to a cyber attack, shutting down some of the sites it manages (including Ray-Ban, Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, EyeMed and Pearle Vision).
Luxottica did not give many details about her attack. However, now there is some additional information.
The Italian security researcher Odysseus revealed for the first time on the website "Defense and Security”That Nefilim ransomware operators have published a large list of files that appear to belong to Luxottica.
According to the data, the files are related to staff office and the financial departments of the company.
The analysis of the files revealed that they have been exposed as confidential information on the recruitment process, CVs and information on the internal structures of the Group's human resources department.
In terms of financial data, budgets, marketing forecasts and other sensitive data have been leaked. data.
In recent months, ransomware attacks have increased significantly. However, the ransomware are now combined with breaches and data leaks and that makes things even more difficult.
Blackmail and data leakage are the new trend in cybercrime. Companies can no longer hide a cyber attack. "Again, protecting companies from cyber attacks becomes even more important: data leaks can have huge costs for companies around the world.Said Odysseus.
One of the groups carrying out ransomware attacks and blackmail is Nefilim. According to Securityaffairs.co, the ransomware gang has targeted various organizations, including Orange, SPIE Group and Dussman Group.