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MSI confirms security breach following ransomware attack claims
2023-04-07 16:39

Following reports of a ransomware attack, Taiwanese PC vendor MSI confirmed today that its network was breached in a cyberattack.

In a Friday filing with Taiwan's Stock Exchange, first spotted by PCMag, MSI revealed that some of its information service systems had been affected by a cyberattack reported to the relevant authorities.

"After detecting some information systems being attacked by hackers, MSI's IT department has initiated information security defense mechanism and recovery procedures. The Company also has been reported [sic] the anomaly to the relevant government authorities," MSI said.

MSI did say that the cyberattack has had no "Significant" operational and financial impact, with security enhancements implemented to ensure that data stored on affected systems is secure.

According to chats seen by BleepingComputer between the ransomware gang and an MSI representative, the threat actors demanded a ransom payment of $4,000,000 based on a claim that they've stolen roughly 1.5TB worth of documents from MSI's network.

MSI is yet to reply to multiple emails from BleepingComputer asking for a statement regarding the Money Message ransomware gang's claims.

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