Akira ransomware claims Nissan Australia attack

Major Japanese multinational automaker Nissan had its Australian branch claimed to be compromised by the Akira ransomware operation, which warned that it would expose nearly 100 GB of data it allegedly stole from the company after it refused to meet the group's demands, according to Security Affairs. Akira ransomware alleged that it was able to exfiltrate not only project information and non-disclosure agreements but also information belonging to Nissan Australia's clients and partners. Such claims come weeks after Nissan Oceania disclosed having its Australian and New Zealand systems targeted by a cyberattack, which was promptly reported to the respective countries' Cyber Security Centres. "Nissan is working with its global incident response team and relevant stakeholders to investigate the extent of the incident and whether any personal information has been accessed," said Nissan, which urged its customers to be watchful of fraudulent activities following the incident as it continues restoration of its systems.

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