Gigabyte victim of major ransomware attack2021-08-11 18:57 by Daniela
Tags: Gigabyte, ransomware
Taiwanese hardware company Gigabyte has reportedly suffered a cyber breach, and the hackers are threatening to release more than 112 GB of data that may include confidential documents from chipmakers Intel and AMD and American firm Megatrends.
According to reports, the data included motherboard designs, sensitive encryption keys, UEFI BIOS versions for yet-unreleased products, TPM data, and much more. Gigabyte is mainly known for its PC components such as motherboards and graphics cards, but it also has a line of laptops and peripherals like gaming monitors, which are often branded with the Aorus name.
According to a Gigabyte representative, the situation has since been resolved. All affected systems are now operating normally thanks to cooperation between Gigabyte and "technical experts from a number of external information security companies".
As a result of the attack Gigabyte carried out swift defensive cyber attacks in retaliation, and has reviewed its infrastructure, strengthening its network security to protect from future attacks.
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