Ransomware Attack at Major Tesla Competitor, NIO

December 20, 2022

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio revealed a major data breach. The hack exposed certain confidential customer and vehicle sales-related information before August 2021. It is believed the hackers demanded $2.25 million worth of Bitcoin in exchange for not leaking their internal data.

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Cyberattack at the Chinese Subsidiary of a German Furniture Manufacturer

August 15, 2022

A Chinese production site of the Hettich Group has involuntarily been the victim of a cyber attack. As yet unknown attackers have hacked the internal networks and deposited malware there. The company’s website states: ” It is not yet possible to say when the Chinese subsidiary will be able to fully access all IT systems again. Local production in China is continuing. As far as we know at present, other companies in the Hettich Group are not affected. From today’s point of view, the ability to deliver to our customers outside China is not limited.”

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Cyberattack at Large Global Cookware Distributor Affects 1000’s of Employees

October 25, 2021

Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware distributor in the U.S. fell victim to a cyberattack on October 25, 2021. In response, the firm launched an investigation that was concluded on December 1, 2021, revealing that threat actors gained access to personal information belonging to employees of Meyer and its subsidiaries.

BleepingComputer reports finding a relevant listing on the Conti extortion site dating to November 7, 2021. The Meyer entry on Conti’s portal offers a ZIP file containing 2% of the data allegedly stolen by the ransomware gang during the cyberattack. However, the notorious ransomware group hasn’t followed up to publish the remainder 98% in the months that followed.

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City of Shanghai Health App Hack Affects over 48.5 Million Mandatory Users.

August 1, 2022

A hacker has claimed to have obtained the personal information of 48.5 million users of a COVID health code mobile app run by the city of Shanghai, the second claim of a breach of the Chinese financial hub’s data in just over a month.The hacker with the username as “XJP” posted an offer to sell the data for $4,000 on the hacker forum Breach Forums on Wednesday. The hacker provided a sample of the data including the phone numbers, names and Chinese identification numbers and health code status of 47 people.

The app collects travel data to give people a red, yellow or green rating indicating the likelihood of having the virus and users have to show the code to enter public venues. All residents and visitors have to use it.

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