Overall operations did not suffer major impact: Foxconn
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The incident occurred around Nov. 29 during the Thanksgiving weekend at Foxconn CTBG MX in Ciudad Juárez, a factory that assembles and ships electronics equipment all over the Americas, according to the website BleepingComputer.
A ransomware group known as “DoppelPaymer” reportedly stole unencrypted Foxconn files before encrypting devices and demanding a ransom of US$34.6 million (NT$979 million) to be paid in bitcoin. Data leaked on the DoppelPaymer site included “generic business documents and reports but does not contain any financial information” or employees’ personal data, BleepingComputer reported.
The same group has claimed responsibility for ransomware attacks on a variety of targets worldwide, including Taiwanese laptop maker Compal Electronics last month. [FULL STORY]