Conti hits Taiwan Contractor
Taiwanese Apple and Tesla supplier Delta Electronics has been struck by a Conti ransomware attack.
The attack affected non-critical information systems. Delta said that it had activated information security defense mechanisms and contingency operations. It was gradually restoring affected systems and that there was no significant impact on its operations. Also it had notified law enforcement agencies and hired information systems advisors to inestigate the attack and to improve network security.
Delta is a major supplier of power components to both Apple and Tesla and makes a variety of products. Those products include embedded power supplies, cooling fans, EMI filters and solenoids. Other products include electric vehicle chargers, industrial automation solutions and data center infrastructure.
The Conti gang is said to have demanded a $15 million ransom payment from Delta and claims to have encrypted 1,500 servers and 12,000 computers out of around 65,000 devices on the company’s network.
Delta also entered into negotiations with the Conti ransomware gang on a possible payment in return for a decryptor and a promise not to leak stolen data.