Toshiba unit hacked by DarkSide, conglomerate to undergo strategic review

Toshiba Hacked by DarkSide

The threat actors known as DarkSide claim to have attacked, acquiring 740 GB of data.

Benoit Overstraeten and Makiko Yamazaki report:

A Toshiba Corp unit said it was hacked by the DarkSide ransomware group, overshadowing an announcement of a strategic review for the Japanese conglomerate under pressure from activist shareholders to seek out suitors.

Toshiba Tec Corp, which makes products such as bar code printers and is valued at $2.3 billion, was hacked by DarkSide – the group widely believed to be behind the recent Colonial Pipeline attack, its French subsidiary said.

It added, however, that only a minimal amount of work data had been lost.

Read more on Reuters.

In related coverage, NHK.or reports (machine translated):

According to Toshiba Tech, at midnight on the 4th of this month local time, local subsidiaries in four European countries, including France and Germany, were attacked by a ransom-type virus one after another, and the files on the server were encrypted. about it.

A group of hackers calling themselves the “dark side” asked for money, but they didn’t respond to it.

Read more on NHK.

This post was updated to include screencap of DarkSide listing and quote from NHK, material provided by @Chum1ng0.

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