Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

Lawrence Abrams reports:

IPG Photonics, a leading U.S. developer of fiber lasers for cutting, welding, medical use, and laser weaponry has suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting their operations.

I wasn’t going to even note this attack on this site, but then I read this:

A partial ransom note seen by BleepingComputer also indicates that the RansomExx ransomware operation conducted the attack.

RansomExx is a rebranded version of the Defray777 ransomware and has seen increased activity since June when they attacked the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Konica Minolta in August.

Read more on BleepingComputer.

h/t, @Chum1ng0

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