LG, Mitsubishi ‘Data Leak’ Likely After Ransom Attacks


Electronic giant LG and Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi might face ‘data leak’ after widespread reports of two ransome gangs attacking their database. Furthermore, the hackers have threatened to leak the valuable data of the esteemed organisations.

Screenshot on the hacking gang’s blog depicts several files and source code from the attack. 

However, the electronic giant is still to address the matter officially, with a press release still to be sent out. A ransomware gang alleged that the hackers have managed to steal over 40GB of source code from the manufacturer. 

Brett Callow, a threat analyst and expert in ransomware at malware lab Emsisoft, said that the allegations do not prove much. 

“What, if any, data the criminals obtained in the alleged attack is unclear. They appear to be insinuating they have the source code for one or more of LG’s products, perhaps phones, which could potentially represent a security risk to users of those devices.” 

Meanwhile, DoppelPaymer has also attacked the European paper-making division of Mitsubishi. They have listed the data on the darknet as well, with screenshots which act as a proof.

Even Mitsubishi is still to produce an official statement on the matter.