Security News Hyundai Motor Europe hit by Black Basta ransomware attack


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Car maker Hyundai Motor Europe suffered a Black Basta ransomware attack, with the threat actors claiming to have stolen three terabytes of corporate data.

Hyundai Motor Europe is Hyundai Motor Company's European division, headquartered in Germany.

BleepingComputer first learned of the attack in early January, but when we contacted Hyundai, we were told they were just experiencing IT issues.

"Hyundai Motor Europe is experiencing IT issues, which the company is working to resolve as quickly as possible," Hyundai told BleepingComputer at the time.

"Trust and security are fundamental to Hyundai's business and our priority is the protection of our customers, employees, investors, and partners."

However, after sharing additional information we had learned about data being stolen, Hyundai confirmed to BleepingComputer that they suffered a cyberattack.

"Hyundai Motor Europe is investigating in a case in which an unauthorised third party has accessed a limited part of the network of Hyundai Motor Europe," Hyundai Motor Europe told BleepingComputer.

"Our investigations are ongoing, and we are working closely with external cybersecurity and legal experts. Relevant local authorities have also been notified. Trust and security are fundamental to our business, and our priority is the protection of our customers, employees, investors, and partners."

The company did not specify what type of attack they suffered, but BleepingComputer learned the Black Basta ransomware operation conducted it in early January when they claimed to have stolen 3 TB of data from Hyundai Motor Europe.

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