Japanese drug firm Shionogi hit by cyberattack and data breach

Kyodo News reports:

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi & Co. said Thursday that its Taiwanese subsidiary was hit by a cyberattack earlier this month leading to a data breach, although no information regarding the novel coronavirus vaccine it is currently developing was leaked.

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The attack was announced this week by the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware group, who posted a screenshot of the directory of files on Shionogi’s system with a note:

All you network has been locked.You sensitive data has been downloaded.
You have 10 days to contact us

They also dumped a small file with 5 pdf files as partial proof of access and exfiltration.

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