JVCKenwood Suffers Ransomware Attack

This week, the ransomware threat actors made a new victim. The Japan-based organization JVCKenwood has recently revealed it suffered a ransomware attack conducted by the Conti ransomware group.

What Data Was Stolen in the JVCKenwood Ransomware Attack?

Conti has allegedly accessed and stole almost 2TB of information belonging to JVCKenwood. The company found out that the exfiltrated data included employee’s personal information when the attackers sent it to JVCKenwood as evidence.

The Conti gang also claims to have stolen information on JVCKenwood customers and suppliers.

In order to not leak it, the ransomware attackers asked for a ransom of $7M not to publish the stolen information and provide a decryptor.

JVCKenwood Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan that, among others, focuses on car and home electronics, wireless systems for the worldwide consumer electronics market.

What Happened?

In an official announcement, the Japanese company stated that it noticed unauthorized access to servers located in Europe on 22 September 2021, adding that data might have been accessed during the incident.

JVCKENWOOD detected unauthorized access on September 22, 2021, to the servers operated by some of the JVCKENWOOD Group’s sales companies in Europe. It was found that there

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