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Russian group linked hackers claimed to have hacked Coca-Cola

Exploit: Ransomware

The Coca-Cola Company: Beverage Manufacturer & Distributor

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Risk to Business: 2.804 = Moderate

The new ransomware group Stormous claims they’ve pulled off a ransomware attack against The Coca-Cola Company, claiming that it snatched 161 gigabytes of data. The hacking group has been linked with Russian nationalist cybercrime following its public statement vowing to take action against companies that pulled out of Russia in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Financial data, passwords and commercial account records are said to be among the stolen data. Coca-Cola says that it is investigating the matter.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business ransomware can have a negative impact on a business even if it doesn’t shut down operations.

Source: daily mail