GIGABYTE confirmed last week that it was the latest hardware manufacturing giant to fall victim to unscrupulous hackers who succeeded in breaching the company’s security and servers.
RansomEXX, the ransomware group that is reportedly responsible for the attack, is now threatening to leak all of the files that it managed to steal unless the company meets its demands. There is reportedly 112 GB of data in total, some of which presumably offer intimate insight on some of the designs for GIGABYTE’s upcoming motherboards, graphics cards, and other major hardware products.
The stolen data includes confidential documents from both AMD and Intel, such as an Intel “Potential Issues” document, an “Ice Lake D SKU stack update schedule,” and an AMD revision guide.
RansomEXX has also leaked images confirming that it has confidential documents related to American Megatrends. American Megatrends is primarily known for its firmware for motherboards and other hardware components.
The last major hardware manufacturer that was hit by hackers was Acer. The REvil group, which later went on to target Apple in a $50 million ransomware attack, was responsible for that attack.
We have downloaded 112 GB (120,971,743,713 bytes) of your files and we are ready to PUBLISH it.
Many of them are under NDA (Intel, AMD, American Megatrends).
Leak sources: newautobom.gigabyte.intra, git.ami.com.tw and some others.
Source: Bleeping Computer