South Korean conglomerate E-Land has been infected by a ransomware attack over the weekend causing several retail stores to shut down. Chang-Hyun Seok, CEO of E-Land Retail, confirmed today the ransomware had infected systems at the E-Land headquarters on November 22nd. To prevent the ransomware from spreading further, portions of their network were shut down which impacted 23 of 50 NC Department and NewCore Outlet stores. Seok has also stated that customer and other sensitive data is stored encrypted on other unaffected servers and is believed to be safe. It is not currently known what ransomware family is responsible for the attack or how the attack began.
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