INCIDENT: Continental Auto Group Hit in Attack

German multinational automotive group Continental suffered a cyberattack back in August and while the company said it successfully avert the assault, a ransomware group is now threatening to divulge information it said it stole during the hack.
In an August 24 statement, Continental said “in a cyberattack, attackers infiltrated parts of Continental’s IT systems. The company detected the attack in early August and then averted it. Continental’s business activities have not been affected at any point. The technology company maintains full control over its IT systems. According to current information, the IT systems of third parties have not been affected.
“Immediately after the attack was discovered, Continental took all necessary defensive measures to restore the full integrity of its IT systems. With the support of external cybersecurity experts, the company is conducting an investigation into the incident. The investigation is ongoing."

Incident Date

August 24, 2022



Estimated Cost

Unknown. Ransomware group threatening to divulge information


Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:


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