X-Cart, known for its e-commerce software, was struck with ransomware at the end of October. The attackers were able to access X-Cart’s store hosting systems which caused some stores to completely go down, and others lost access to email services, but other core services were not impacted. X-Cart believes the attack was able to be carried out due to a vulnerability in a third-party system, but they would not name it until they were certain. Some customers have begun talks about a class action lawsuit, but it is yet to be seen whether or not that will be carried out. As for the ransom, X-Cart stated they will not pay it mainly because they have decided to restore from backup, and because there was no ransom payment instructions provided by the attackers.
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