Gigabyte falls victim to ransomware attack

Ransomware viruses are becoming a serious threat to consumers and businesses. Infecting a corporate network of devices can create serious problems and cause enormous financial damage. Even the biggest names in the industry are not immune to this threat.

We’ve already told you that Arple was the victim of a $ 50 million ransomware attack. Other brands such as Acer and Foxconn found themselves in a similar situation and had to deal with an unexpected problem. Viruses of this type enter the device and block access to information. The only way to recover the saved data is to pay the required ransom.

Gigabyte is another major manufacturer that has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The details have been confirmed by the company, and its IT team continues to work to restore normal access to computer systems.
Representatives of a group called RansomExx claim that, in addition to blocking the system, they stole more than 112 GB of information from Gigabyte’s servers. Hackers threaten to publish data on the Internet if the company does not agree to pay the desired ransom. This includes information on upcoming products as well as correspondence with other top brands such as Intel and AMD.

At the moment, Gigabyte has not made any payments. The company may have backups of the data and refused to remit the requested amount. RansomExx also created a page on the Dark Web to prove their point.

Thus, Gigabyte joins the growing list of tech companies falling victim to ransomware.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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