Gigabyte hit by ransomware attack: NDA’d information and customer details leak out with hackers threatening worse
Gigabyte reportedly faced a massive data breach recently, as part of a ransomware attack by the AvosLocker hacker group. In a press release-style announcement, the group reported on the information that they had stolen from Gigabyte, as well as threatening to out more. The Privacysharks platform independently verified the rumor, and, in a report, provided details about the data stolen from Gigabyte.
According to Privacysharks, AvosLocker stole credit card information from Gigabyte customers, employee payroll data, what appear to be PDF copies of employee passports, and an NDA agreement between Gigabyte and Barracuda Networks.
AvosLocker did not release the entire contents of the data breach. However, they threatened to "leak all the data we've got," if Gigabyte refused to negotiate with them.
Ransomware attacks have been on the rise since the infamous WannaCry attack in 2017. A report by Comparitech indicates that US businesses suffered direct and indirect costs to the tune of US$21 billion due to ransomware attacks in 2021 alone.