Darkside Ransomware Stole Secret Data From Toshiba


The hacker group DarkSide announced on May 14 that it had stolen classified data from the French branch of the Japanese electrical engineering corporation Toshiba, NHK reported, citing a Japanese cybersecurity company.


A statement about the attack was published on a site used by hackers. In it, cybercriminals reported that they stole 740 GB of information from Toshiba, which contains information about the work of management and new business projects of the company, as well as personal data of employees. Currently, the Japanese corporation is conducting its own investigation into the incident.


It should be noted that the Toshiba corporation, which is also involved in defense production and the production of equipment for nuclear power plants, has recently become the target of computer attacks.


As previously reported , DarkSide ransomware operators launched a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline, the largest oil pipeline operator in the United States, last week.


The ransomware DarkSide encrypted data on the company's networks and demanded a ransom, as a result of which it had to shut down some systems and stop all operations related to the pipeline. As a result, many gas stations on the US West Coast ran out of gas.


The US authorities blamed the Russian government for the attack, but the DarkSide group itself denies any involvement with any government.

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