Ransomware Forces Two Chemical Companies to Order ‘Hundreds of New Computers’

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports:

A ransomware attack appears to have affected two American chemicals companies, Motherboard has learned.

Hexion and Momentive, which make resins, silicones, and other materials, and are controlled by the same investment fund, were hit by the ransomware on March 12, according to a current employee. An internal email obtained by Motherboard and signed by Momentive’s CEO Jack Boss refers to a “global IT outage” that required the companies to deploy “SWAT teams” to manage.

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