Hackers have allegedly stolen crucial data of popular food and snack company Haldiram’s and have demanded Rs 7,50,000
The unidentified accused hacked the server of the company based in the industrial Sector 62 of Noida using a cyber malware popularly called possible Ransomware Attack.
The cyber attack took place on the intervening night of October 12 and 13 and the hackers may have stolen “entire or substantial data” of the company which runs several restaurants and outlets.
The complaint made by a Haldiram’s official said that an IT official of Haldiram’s consequently accessed the Firewall programme on the company’s servers and found some traffic generating from servers, showing certain IP addresses.
The officials of the company found out that some programme was being executed on the aforementioned servers and all the data of the company was being diverted from and going out from the servers of the company. Before disconnecting the entire connection substantial data has been exfilterated
The company said its official raised a complaint with its data security and cyber security firm, Trend Micro, and alleged that all files and sensitive data of the firm had been encrypted by the hacker, thereby, preventing its officials from interacting with their files, data, applications and systems.
It said that the hackers, to give effect to a pre-planned criminal conspiracy, have not only stolen data from the servers and systems of the company but have also contacted company officials through certain servers to illegally extort money to provide back the access to the company’s own data and to delete the stolen data from the servers and systems.
The data includes but not limited to financial, HR, sales/purchase and other data/information)