Gentex Corp. Hacked; Ransomware Gang Leaks 5TB of Data

June 27, 2023


Gentex Corporation confirmed it suffered a ransomware attack a few months ago. Gentex issued a statement saying "the breach has not had an impact on our operations."

TechTarget Editorial received an email May 18, 2023 purportedly from a Dunghill operator claiming the group breached the Michigan-based technology and manufacturing company. The email contained a link to a Tor site that allegedly contained 5 TB of sensitive corporate data, including emails, client documents and the personal data of 10,000 Gentex employees such as Social Security numbers.

The Dunghill ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack a month ago: "Gentex has ignored fact of the data leak. Some defence part of data leaked too," a Dunghill representative wrote in the email.

In addition, Dunghill claimed it has shared the stolen data with manufacturers from China, India and the U.S. "because Gentex refused to cooperate." It did not address whether those manufacturers were Gentex competitors, partners or both. Gentex has not responded to follow-up questions at press time.

Incident Date

March 28, 2023

Estimated Cost

5TB data reportedly leaked

Type of Malware

No Malware identified