Apple supplier in Mexico suffers a ramsonware and is asked for millions of dollars in Bitcoin as a ransom

 10. Dezember 2020      

The Ransomware that broke into Foxconn’s office requests a ransom in crypto-currencies to restore the company’s website.

Foxconn recently suffered from ransomware by hackers who demanded a „ransom“ payment in crypto-currencies. With the attack, Apple’s provider will have to pay the criminals some $33 million to recover access to their data.

In total, the hackers are asking for 1,084 Bitcoin (BTC) units, or some $33 million considering the price of Tuesday’s crypto currency (8). The payment of the redemption in Bitcoin Rush must be made within 21 days after the hacker attack.

In addition to their website, the documents and files were accessed by hackers, who requested 1,804 Bitcoin from Foxconn. According to Bleepingcomputer, the attack is related to DoppelPaymer ransomware, which has already left other victims in its wake.

Known for supplying devices to Apple and other technology companies, the attack against Foxconn took place precisely in the office located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Rescue at Bitcoin

Foxconn’s system was invaded by hackers on November 29, 2020. Since then, it seems that the company has not recovered access to the office site located in Mexico, which is still offline.

Although Foxconn did not publicly comment on the hacker attack, the break-in occurred only at the office located in Ciudad Juarez, which serves the company’s business in South and North America.

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DoppelPaymer Ransomware

DoppelPaymer’s Ransomware is responsible for the invasion against Foxconn’s system that resulted in a ransom demand at Bitcoin of around $33 million.

The crypto rescue was requested by Foxconn’s hackers as a way to avoid data disclosure, in addition to restoring the system and the company’s electronic components website.

Thus, on Monday (8) part of the data that was stolen from the company was disclosed by the DoppelPaymer website. Malicious software has a website where it reveals documents stolen from companies that are blackmailed with ransom requests in crypto-currencies.

With the attack on Foxconn’s office, some 1,200 company servers were encrypted. In total, more than 100 GB of files were stolen from the „Apple seller“.

In addition to Foxconn, Visser Precision faced a similar attack in early 2020. Known for providing services to the giants SpaceX and Tesla, the company was invaded by the same ransomware program, which required a rescue at Bitcoin.