attack on Coca Cola almost caused a loss of more than 60 million euros
A group of advanced hackers from Russia infiltrated Coca Cola's servers and asked for 61 million Euros in exchange for not leaking information from some of its servers and revealing some of the organization's secrets. Why do I say that it almost caused a loss of 61 million Euros? The company's cybersecurity experts assure that the attack is not of a very high importance and they should not pay the amount requested by the hackers.
The hacker group claims to have in their possession more than 160 GB of company data, the hacker group implemented a contest in their telegram group of which company would be the next company to be attacked by the hacker group and in the draw the main victim was Coca-Cola. I should also mention that the company instead of paying the ransom immediately contacted the police.
Something that I find very interesting is that the hackers themselves have opened a store on the Dark Web to sell the information that was taken from the servers and the hackers also threatened the company that if they did not pay the requested ransom in Bitcoin they were going to sell the information to third parties and perhaps this could be something that the company would find even more expensive.
Coca-Cola's CEO contacted Coca-Cola's security department and stated some things like that the group is exaggerating a lot of things regarding the attack and that this group of hackers had already been involved in some similar cases and most of them were scams, hoaxes or just exaggerating to show off their computer knowledge.
When this type of attack happens, those in charge of dealing with cybercrime recommend not to pay any type of ransom, even in any situation that may arise, something I want to mention, what would happen if the hackers stole the secret formula of Coca-Cola? I have started to think that if this group of cybercriminals manages to leak this type of information and without the possibility of being discovered, it can even cause the loss of all the capital of the company, because one thing is clear to me friends, the company protects this type of information with its life.
Something very worrying if the company manages to pay the ransom is that the attackers do not want to return the information and above all return to commit malicious acts against the company dear readers.
When this type of attacks happen cybercriminals usually intimidate their victims and threaten them to pay the ransom in Bitcoin and thus be completely decentralized with payments and not be discovered guys, I tell you that the group of hackers who attacked the Coca-Cola company already had a history of cyber attacks.
Something very interesting here in this article is that the company is not worried about the stolen data and much less about paying the ransom, what is really worrying is the security breach that the cybercriminals found, the company has already spoken with those in charge of the case and they are willing to pay the ransom not so much for the leaked data but for the bug that these cybercriminals found, the company says that this could mean even bigger losses in the future if this is not fixed in time.
In my opinion this is usually something very important because the Coca-Cola company is simply exposing a bug in their systems and this can not be more worrying for the company, just imagine that the Coca-Cola formula is in some of their servers, this would be death for the company, also being in their servers a zero-day vulnerability other attackers can sell the bug or simply threaten the company at will and personally I think this is something that should be resolved right now.
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