INCIDENT: Hackers Demand $16.7M from Laptop Manufacturer Compal Electronics

Compal Electronics, a Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM),suffered a ransomware attack with attackers demanding almost $17M. While the company spokesperson emphasized that Compal is not being blackmailed by the hackers, BleepingComputer confirmed the ransomware attack after they obtained a ransom note used in the attack.

Incident Date

November 9, 2020

Location

Taiwan

Estimated Cost

Ransom demanded $16.7 Million

Type of Malware:

References:

  • Laptop maker Compal hit by ransomware, $17 million demanded

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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