Alphabroder which happens to be America’s largest supplier of promotional apparel has released a press statement yesterday which says that the company has become a victim of Sodinokibi ransomware.
The company which is headquartered in Philadelphia says that no customer info or account info was compromised in the incident.
But data remains inaccessible due to encryption and so has disrupted the services related to shipping and processing platform
David Clifton, the Chief Marketing Officer of Alphabroder confirmed the incident and said that his IT staff was working 24/7 to restore the data from backups. Meanwhile, they have issued an assurance that the fulfillment of shipping orders will be done within the next 24 hours.
Clifton emphasized that the incident has made the senior level staff reorganize Alphabroder’s current security measures which will be re-established in the coming weeks.
Note 1- Sodinokibi is a family of ransomware variant which encrypts important files and demands a specific ransom in Bitcoins from the victim. The interesting point on this ransomware spread is that victims will see a pop up message on their victimized screen. Generally, the malware is found targeting files which end with extensions such as .jpg, .jpeg, .raw, .tif, .png, .bmp, .3dm, .max, .accdb, .db, .mdb, .dwg, .dxf, .cpp, .cs, .h, ,php, .asp, .rb, .java, .aaf, .aep, .aepx, .plb, .prel, .aet, .ppj, .gif, and .psd
Note 2- Alphabroder is a producer and distributer of sportswear and accessories all throughout United States. It offers shirts, fleece, jackets, outerwear, pants, caps, bags, sweaters, and t-shirts.