Chemical distributor pays $4.4 million to DarkSide ransomware

Another report by Lawrence Abrams today:

Chemical distribution company Brenntag paid a $4.4 million ransom in Bitcoin to the DarkSide ransomware gang to receive a decryptor for encrypted files and prevent the threat actors from publicly leaking stolen data.

Brenntag is a world-leading chemical distribution company headquartered in Germany but with over 17,000 employees worldwide at over 670 sites.

According to the ICS Top 100 Chemical Distributors report, Brenntag is the second largest in sales for North America.

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