Compal, a Taiwanese laptop manufacturer that produces laptops for companies including Apple, Acer, Dell, and Toshiba, fell victim to a ransomware attack over the weekend. This marks the third major Taiwanese company attacked by ransomware gangs this year. DoppelPaymer is believed to be behind the attack which was discovered Sunday morning. Compal’s Deputy Manager Director has admitted the company had been hacked, but denies it was a ransomware attack. He told reporters Compal is not being blackmailed and said only internal networks were affected and not Compal’s production lines. Compal executives believes the company will resume normal operations by the end of the day.
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