Reportedly Disruptive Cyberattack at Porsche South Africa’s Headquarters

October 4, 2023

INCIDENT

Porsche South Africa’s headquarters in Johannesburg suffered a disruptive ransomware attack over the weekend, taking down several of the company’s systems and at least some backups.

MyBroadband news outlet in SA understands the attackers used a relatively new ransomware strain called Faust to encrypt the company’s files and lock it out of corporate systems. The news outlet contacted Porsche South Africa for further details about the incident, but it declined to comment — neither confirming nor denying the attack.

Incident Date

February 19, 2023

Location

South Africa

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified