Details of ransomware attack on Ferrari and NBA

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Ferrari, the luxury car maker has made an official announcement that some of its systems were operating under control of hackers, resulting in a data breach. The company immediately pulled down the compromised servers from the corporate computer network and began remediation efforts.

The Italian car maker has begun to send email notifications to its customers and mentioned in it that the hackers might have gained access to information such as names, addresses, email contacts and telephone numbers of customers.

However, the company did not find any evidence that the leaked info accessed, stolen or misused by the threat actors were being misused.

As the company doesn’t store sensitive details like payment info or bank account numbers of customers on its official servers, so the hackers did not access those details…. that’s great!

Ferrari S.p.A was contacted by a representative of the threat actor demanding ransom and the demanded sum will be disclosed after the preliminary investigations over the data theft get over. 

In another similar incident, The National Basket Association (NBA) has issued a statement that some of its data stored on the servers of the 3rd party newsletter service were accessed and stolen by hackers belonging to a noted ransomware gang. The only good part of this cyber incident is that none of the fan credentials or their details were stolen by the hackers.

A third-party forensic service contacted by the sporting organization is urging all customers of NBA to be vigilant, as some of those affected might experience phishing attacks or cyber scams of such sort.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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