The ransomware demanded $ 240 million from MediaMarkt to recover encrypted files.
MediaMarkt, a large electronics and home appliance retailer, was cyberattacked using ransomware Hive, which shut down its IT systems and prevented stores in Germany and the Netherlands from operating normally. For the recovery of encrypted files, the ransomware demanded $ 240 million from MediaMarkt.
MediaMarkt is Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer with over 1,000 retail stores in 13 countries. MediaMarkt employs about 53 thousand people, and total sales of € 20.8 billion.
The attackers attacked the company from Sunday evening, November 7, until Monday morning, November 8. Hive ransomware encrypted its servers and workstations, and in order to prevent the spread of the attack, MediaMarkt had to shut down its IT systems.
The attack affected a number of retail stores in Europe, mainly in the Netherlands. Although there were no problems with online sales, cash registers could not accept credit cards or print receipts. In addition, the return of goods did not work due to the inability to view previous purchases.
According to local media reports, the MediaMarkt administration instructed employees to avoid encrypted systems and disconnect cash registers from the network.
According to posted on Twitter screenshot , the attack affected 3.1 thousand servers. It is not known whether the data stored on them was stolen, but Hive operators, as a rule, steal files from their victims and, in case of non-payment, publish them on their HiveLeaks leaks site.
Hive is a relatively new cyber ransomware operation (“affiliate program”) that began in June 2021. Ransomware spreads through malicious phishing emails. The hallmark of Hive is the deletion of backed up files to make it impossible for victims to recover their data without paying a ransom.
Unlike other “partner programs”, Hive does not hesitate to attack medical institutions, nursing homes, government organizations, etc.
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