Hackers steal 112GB of confidential data from Gigabyte

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 10 2021 @ 21:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte has been the victim of a major hack. An attack group called RansomEXX managed to infiltrate the company's network and has reportedly stolen 112GB worth of data, including confidential files from AMD, Intel, and firmware maker AMI. The hackers have encrypted the data and demand a ransom to decrypt it.

Exact details about which data the hackers managed to capture is not known. It could include confidential roadmaps, blueprints for next-generation products, source code of software, or even UEFI/BIOS/TPM data/keys.
Meanwhile, a message from the hack has been published by TechPowerUP. The message confirms that it was a cyberattack that encrypts the data and the company will be forced to pay in order to decrypt it. That is unless Gigabyte stored an external copy of all files. In that case, there is no risk of losing the data, but rather that the data may be released to the public. -- VideoCardz
Motherboard maker Gigabyte acknowledged the hack but claims it did not affect its daily operations. The firm is cooperating with law enforcement and security experts to handle the matter.

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