Whirlpool, one of the largest home appliances manufacturers, suffered a ransomware attack by the Nefilm ransomware gang that stole data before encrypting their devices. Over the weekend, the Nefilm gang published stolen files from Whirlpool and included documents related to employee benefits, accommodation requests, medical information requests, background checks, and more. In a statement from Whirlpool, they confirmed the attack and stated that their systems have been fully restored. Whirlpool stated, “We live in a time when Illegal cyber-crimes are all too prevalent across every industry. Data privacy is a top priority at Whirlpool Corporation, and we invest in the technology and processes to help protect our people, our data, and our operations. Last month Whirlpool Corporation discovered ransomware in our environment. The malware was detected and contained quickly. We are unaware of any consumer information that was exposed. There is no operational impact at this time.” The Nefilm gang is not the most active group but has been linked to some large and well-known victims. As of 12/28/2020, the Whirlpool systems are completely restored.
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