Motherboard vendor GIGABYTE hit by RansomExx ransomware gang

MrGuvernment

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Motherboard vendor GIGABYTE hit by RansomExx ransomware gang
https://therecord.media/motherboard-vendor-gigabyte-hit-by-ransomexx-ransomware-gang/

Taiwanese computer hardware vendor GIGABYTE has suffered a ransomware attack, and hackers are currently threatening to release more than 112 GB of business data on the dark web unless the company agrees to their ransom demands.

The Taiwanese company, primarily known for its high-performance motherboards, confirmed the attack in a phone call and in a message on its (now-down) Taiwanese website.

A spokesperson said the incident did not impact production systems. Only a few internal servers at its Taiwanese headquarters have been affected and have now been taken down and isolated.

The company is currently in the process of investigating how the hackers breached its systems, stole files, and encrypted local copies. Local law enforcement has also been notified.

So, who clicked on a link in an email....
 

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Knowing Gigabyte, I'm not surprised. I recall them coming up with a video for valentine's day where they plugged the AC input of the PC in and out as if it was a pair of individuals kissing or something, and yes the PC seemed to get power at that time because it had RGB on. You can blow up a PC by doing that. Bunch of tools.
 

Hallyday

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EVGA dropped the ball on their site and in general when it comes to their motherboards and such a well decade ago. Their community is all over the place and a whole lot smaller than it was back in the days of those SLI diehard EVGA fanboys.
 

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Paying to lamers is like trying to punch a sound isolated wall. That's like the literally most basic concept of a loser hacker, steal data (or even not) and then mail the owner of the system / systems to send them an enormous amount of BTC or something lol. If Gigabyte is THAT stupid, they might do it. Otherwise, they should dive deeper with the police and figure it out more sensibly. After all, they have the resources to do the latter.
 

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Knowing Gigabyte, I'm not surprised. I recall them coming up with a video for valentine's day where they plugged the AC input of the PC in and out as if it was a pair of individuals kissing or something, and yes the PC seemed to get power at that time because it had RGB on. You can blow up a PC by doing that. Bunch of tools.
I mean general users are like this anywhere, I've dealt with a bunch of people that design torpedoes that do this sort of shit lol.
 

Whalter12

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I specifically bought an MSI motherboard instead of Gigabyte for my last upgrade, because they were quoted as saying they are a hardware vendor not a software vendor in respond to a security hole in their MB drivers.
 

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Paying to lamers is like trying to punch a sound isolated wall. That's like the literally most basic concept of a loser hacker, steal data (or even not) and then mail the owner of the system / systems to send them an enormous amount of BTC or something lol. If Gigabyte is THAT stupid, they might do it. Otherwise, they should dive deeper with the police and figure it out more sensibly. After all, they have the resources to do the latter.
The police wont figure anything out...you need 3 letter agencies and competent ones at that or external security firms. You are aware of how many companies are paying these ransomware groups? Even governments agencies are guilty of paying, hospitals, you name it all because they have crap training for security and phishing and even crappier IT departments and cyber security.
 
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