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Gigabyte pirated ?

Gigabyte pirated ?

Taiwanese component manufacturer Gigabyte has been hit by a hacker group called RansomEXX, which threatens to release 112GB of stolen data unless a ransom is paid.

Gigabyte piraté

 

It is believed to have been during the night of August 3 to 4 that Gigabyte suffered an attack on its Taiwanese servers. The company was forced to temporarily shut down access to its systems in Taiwan. The incident also affected several of the company’s websites, including its support site and parts of the Taiwanese website. The 112GB of stolen data would contain a lot of confidential information about future Intel and AMD chips, information under NDA from American Megatrends but also a lot of data about future products of the brand.

 

Gigabyte piraté

Image source: The Record

 

Gigabyte said it contacted law enforcement, but did not confirm the nature of the attack or the content potentially stolen. Obviously, the company has not made any statement about the possible payment of the ransom to recover this data.

Gigabyte hack

 

It is not known at this time if this attack is an isolated case or if companies in the sector are also targeted. However, according to The Record, the Taiwanese tech sector has been targeted for several years with well-known victims such as Acer, AdvanTech, Compal, Quanta, or Garmin. The value of the data here seems to be linked to confidential documents shared by other brands such as the main chip suppliers of the market (Intel, AMD, Nvidia). No end-customer data has been stolen.

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