A notorious ransomware group is offering to sell files allegedly stolen from German car parts giant Continental for USD 50 million.
In August, Continental announced that it had been the target of a cyberattack that gave hackers access to some of its systems. At the time, the company declared that the attack had been “averted” and that operations had not been hampered. On its leak website, the LockBit ransomware group recently admitted responsibility for the attack on Continental and threatened to release information that had been stolen from the business.
The cybercriminals published what appeared to be messages exchanged between them and the company’s representatives shortly after disclosing the Continental hack. The messages implied that the talks had fallen through.