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Ransomware group Avos Locker allegedly hit Gigabyte motherboard manufacturer

Exploit: Ransomware

Gigabyte: Computer Hardware Manufacturer

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Risk to Business: 1.631 = Severe

Motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte was clobbered with a ransomware attack last week The ransomware group Avos Locker clobbered the company in a SolarWinds-style supply chain attack. The gang posted samples of the purportedly stolen data on its leak site including confidential details regarding deals with third-party companies and identifiable information about employees. Researchers from ThreatPost were able to view an assortment of data in a 14.9 MB file entitled “” containing confidential data on agreements with Gigabyte relationships including Amazon, BestBuy, Black Magic, Blizzard, Intel, and Kingston.


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Risk to Business: 1.6808 = Severe

Researchers also noted that some employee and applicant information is included in that file. Researchers spotted employee payroll details, passport scans CVs of applicants, human resources files, consulting agreements, credit card data from 2014, and images from company events.


Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Computer hardware manufacturers have been very attractive to hackers as the chip shortage grinds on, putting pressure on the industry, something cybercriminals love to exploit.

Source: threat post