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JVCKenwood has suffered a Conti ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

JVCKenwood: Audio Equipment Manufacturer

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Risk to Business: 1.699 = Severe

Conti ransomware came calling at JVCKenwood this week. The Japanese audio equipment powerhouse. The threat actors claim to have stolen 1.7 TB of data and are demanding a cool $7 million ransom in crypto. JVCKenwood disclosed that servers belonging to its sales companies in Europe were breached on September 22nd, and the threat actors may have accessed data during the attack. The extortionists published a sample of the stolen data as proof of their success, and it appears to be a scanned passport for a JVCKenwood employee.


Individual Impact: No consumer PII or financial data exposure was disclosed in this breach as of press time, although the sample points to employee information exposure.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Big companies have big targets painted on their backs for ransomware gangs because they have deep pockets to exploit.

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