Diebold Nixdorf, one of the major automatic teller machines (ATMs) maker suffered a ransomware attack that caused only “a limited IT systems outage.” The company discloses the security breach but pointed out that the infection did not impact its ATMs or customer networks.
“Once we discovered the issue, we quickly restored service to key affected systems. We also immediately engaged a leading cybersecurity firm and informed law enforcement,” reads an emailed statement from the vendor.
“Unfortunately, cybercrime is an ongoing challenge for all companies. Diebold Nixdorf takes the security of our systems and customer service very seriously. Our leadership has connected personally with customers to make them aware of the situation and how we addressed it.”
According to the popular investigator Brian Krebs, the systems at Diebold Nixdorf were infected by the ProLock ransomware (aka PwndLocker), the same piece of ransomware involved in the attack against Lasalle County, Ill. in March.
“But Lawrence Abrams of BleepingComputer said the ransom demanded for ProLock victims typically ranges in the six figures, from $175,000 to more than $660,000 depending on the size of the victim network.” reported Krebonsecurity.
(SecurityAffairs – malware, ransomware)
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