Black Basta ransomware attacked the European division of Hyundai

The European division of the automaker Hyundai Motor (Hyundai Motor Europe) became the victim of an attack by the Black Basta extortion group. Hackers claim they were able to steal three terabytes of corporate data.

The publication Bleeping Computer received information about the hacker attack in early January 2024. However, when journalists contacted Hyundai representatives, they were informed that the company was only experiencing technical problems that would soon be resolved. Only after journalists provided additional evidence of data theft did Hyundai confirm the cyberattack.

“Hyundai Motor Europe is investigating unauthorized third-party access to a limited portion of the Hyundai Motor Europe network,” the company said. “Our investigation is ongoing and we are working closely with external cybersecurity experts and legal experts. The relevant local authorities have also been notified of the incident.”

The company did not specify the nature of the attack, but BleepingComputer reports that the Black Basta group carried out an attack on Hyundai Motor Europe in early January and claims to have seized 3 terabytes of data from the company. In the image obtained by the publication, the attackers showed screenshots of folders that they said were stolen from various Windows domains, including KIA Europe.

While specific information about the stolen data is unknown, the names of the folders indicate that they contain information from various departments of the company, including legal, sales, human resources, accounting, IT and management.

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