Volvo announces some R&D files stolen during cyberattack

Volvo Cars has released a statement confirming a breach of sensitive files that resulted from a cyberattack.

Volvo said it is now aware that “one of its file repositories has been illegally accessed by a third party.”

“Investigations so far confirm that a limited amount of the company’s R&D property has been stolen during the intrusion. Volvo Cars has earlier today concluded, based on information available, that there may be an impact on the company’s operation,” Volvo said in a statement. 

“After detecting the unauthorised access, the company immediately implemented security countermeasures including steps to prevent further access to its property and notified relevant authorities.” 

Volvo added that it is still in the process of investigating the incident and has hired a cybersecurity firm to help “investigate the property theft.” 

The attack did not have “an impact on the safety or security of its customers’ cars or their personal data,” the company noted in their statement. But they conditioned the statement by saying this was only based on their “currently available information.”

Bleeping Computer reported that the Snatch ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the attack after adding the company to its leak site on November 30. The group already published a small portion of the

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