Reports began surfacing around May 8th regarding a possible cyberattack committed against the Japanese power tool and machinery company Yamabiko. Yamabiko has yet to confirm the attack, but Babuk, the group believed to be responsible, has put samples of stolen data on their leak site claiming to be responsible for the intrusion. Information that has been seen thus far includes personally identifiable information (PII) on employees, product schematics, financial data and more, with Babuk claiming to have around a half terabyte of data in their possession. This attack comes as somewhat of a surprise since the group vowed to retire after the Washington D.C. police attack. The number of victims and the full scope of data has yet to be determined, so be on the lookout for further updates surrounding this attack.
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