Risk Assessments/Management, Breach, Ransomware, Malware

Mexican Foxconn factory reportedly hit by LockBit 2.0

Foxconn Baja California in Mexico was allegedly attacked by the LockBit 2.0 ransomware gang, which has threatened the release of stolen files should the company fail to pay the demanded ransom by June 11, according to SecurityWeek. Foxconn has yet to confirm the extent of the attack, which comes after some of its systems have been compromised by the DoppelPaymer ransomware group in December 2020. While U.S. systems of Foxconn were confirmed by the company to be impacted by that attack, DoppelPaymer also claimed an attack against a Mexico-based facility and sought for over $14 million in ransom. Meanwhile, LockBit 2.0's attack on Foxconn follows the group's intrusion of Bridgestone Americas' systems, from which it has stolen files. Enterprise networks are usually infiltrated by LockBit 2.0 operators through purchased access, exploitation of security vulnerabilities, insider access, and zero-day exploit use, said the FBI in indicators of compromise released in February.

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