Even though many people think of hacking as something that happens to their devices and information, there are many more cases where hackers target businesses. In this case, the malware-infected Campari’s servers have a broad reach globally and locally.
The servers of Campari, a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages, have been hacked and infected with a ransomware virus. The attackers first stole data and then encrypted the information on the servers. They demanded a ransom of $15 million and threatened to expose trade secrets to add weight to the demand.
Did you know?
Cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common, which is a prime example of why. With the internet being such a prevalent part of our daily lives, it’s not surprising to learn that cyber-crime has increased dramatically. Companies like Campari are particularly vulnerable to these attacks because their confidential information is online.
Most people would not associate a beverage such as Campari with cybersecurity, so it’s no wonder that the servers have been hacked and have delivered a ransomware virus to their customers. The servers cause physical damage by over-heating laptop components and then shutting down. It is also possible for this virus to spread through the network of servers and infect other devices connected to it.