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Hyundai Motor Europe Suffered Black Basta Ransomware Attack

January 3, 2024

Car maker Hyundai Motor Europe suffered a Black Basta ransomware attack, with the threat actors claiming to have stolen three terabytes of corporate data. Hyundai confirmed to BleepingComputer that they suffered a cyberattack.
BleepingComputer reports learning Black Basta ransomware operation conducted the attack in early January, when they claimed to have stolen 3 TB of data from Hyundai Motor Europe.

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Hackers Attack Alzura, German Tire Trading Company

February 5, 2024

The online tire and parts retail giant Alzura has fallen victim to a hacker attack. According to the company, dealer accounts on Alzura Tyre24 as well as the white label solutions “Tyre Shopping” and “Alzura Shop” are among those affected by the latest hacker attack.

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Hackers Breach Systems at Steel giant ThyssenKrupp

February 23, 2024

Steel giant ThyssenKrupp confirms that hackers breached systems in its Automotive division, forcing them to shut down IT systems as part of its response and containment effort. “The threat situation is under control, and we are working on a gradual return to normal operations,” a spokeswoman for the company said. While the shutdown halted production, she said, the company was still able to supply customers.

ThyssenKrupp has clarified that no other business units or segments have been impacted by the cyberattack, which was contained in the automotive division. They are working on gradually returning to normal operations.

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Wannacry Affects Operations at Several Renault Plants

May 12, 2017

Global cyberattack caused widespread disruption including stoppages at several of Renault-Nissan sites. Renault and its Japanese partner are the only major car manufacturers so far to have reported production problems resulting from Friday’s WannaCry ransomware worm attack that spread to more than 150 countries.

The cyber attack halted or reduced the output of at least five Renault sites over the weekend. Besides Douai, they included a van plant in Sandouville, France; a small-car plant in Slovenia; the no-frills Dacia plant in Pitesti, Romania; and a factory shared with Nissan in Chennai, India.

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Ransomware Attack at AW North Carolina Shuts down Operations for 4 Hours

August 16, 2016

The attack against AWNC started on Aug. 16, 2017, when the company’s information technology (IT) systems were infiltrated by a newer strain of ransomware. This malicious software encrypted the company’s critical data and demanded a ransom to restore access to the affected files. It ultimately shut down production lines for four hours at the 2,200-worker plant. The disruption affected not only AWNC, but also its customers as delays in the delivery of transmission components led to a ripple effect throughout the automotive supply chain.

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Operational Impact at Electronics Company Alps Alpine Group

September 10, 2023

ALPS’ North American production operations and delivery was impacted by a ransomware incident on their systems. ALP promptly shut off the network connection of servers and other devices infected and reported they “are still working to restore equipment and production functions. At present, with the exception of our production bases in Mexico, we have resumed production and delivery with alternative methods for system failures.”

North American employee data was reportedly leaked.

This follows on the heels of a separate attack on July 6, 2023, where an attack exfiltrated data on 16,000 employees.

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Hackers Accessed Customer Information at Toyota Kreditbank Germany

December 11, 2023

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is warning customers it suffered a data breach, stating that sensitive personal and financial data was exposed in the attack. Earlier this month, Toyota Kreditbank GmbH in Germany admitted that hackers gained access to customers’ personal data.

German news outlet Heise received a sample of the notices sent by Toyota to German customers, informing that personal information, including leasing and bank account information has been compromised. However, the internal investigation isn’t complete yet, and Toyota promises to promptly update affected customers should the internal investigation reveal further data exposure.

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Databreach at German Manufacturer Laremo GmbH

February 5, 2023

Laremo GmbH was hit by ransomware attack on February 5. A company issued statement on their website states that customer database and financial accounting data were compromised.

The LockBit ransomware group claimed responsibility for the attack and uploaded the company’s data on their dark web site on February 19.

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