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Sunday, 08 November 2020 05:17

Big European services provider SPIE Group hit by Window Nefilim ransomware

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Cyber criminals have attacked the SPIE Group, an European operator that provides a number of technical services, using the Nefilim ransomware that can encrypt files on Windows systems.

The company has 47,200 employees in its various operations in a number of countries and had €6.9 billion in revenue last year.

The people behind the attack have released a fourth batch of data stolen from the company during the incident.

Some sections of the SPIE website appear to be down, but whether this is due to the ransomware attack or not cannot be determined.

The company was contacted for comment on 6 November, but iTWire has not heard back.

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A screenshot of the Nefilim site on the dark web.

This year, Nefilim has been used in attacks on eyewear provider Luxottica, white goods manufacturer Fisher & Paykel, transport and logistics provider Toll Group and German services provider Dussmann Group.

Indian pharmaceutical products manufacturer Indoco Remedies and a subsidiary of France's Orange SA, a telecommunications provider, have also come under attack by malicious individuals using this ransomware.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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