RansomEXX ransomware operators hit the popular Italian luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna Holding and started leaking stolen files.
Zegna is one of the most famous Italian luxury fashion houses. It was founded in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna in Trivero, Biella Province of the Piedmont region of Northern Italy.
Ermenegildo Zegna Group is the largest menswear brand in the world by revenue. As of 2018, Ermenegildo Zegna operated 480 retail stores (267 of which company-owned) across the world. Following the company’s strongly export-oriented strategy, exports account for over 90% of total sales.
The revenge of the company was €1.159 billion as 2018.
The RansomEXX ransomware group claims to have stolen 20.74GB of data from the company and leaked 43 archives (42 archives of 500MB in size and 1 archive containing 239.54MB of documents).
The RansomEXX gang has been active since 2018 under the name Defray, in June 2020 the group rebranded as RansomEXX. The RansomEXX ransomware targets both Windows systems and virtual machines running VMware ESXi servers.
Recently the RansomEXX gang infected the systems at Italy’s Lazio region causing problems for the ongoing COVID19 vaccination campaign. This week the ransomware gang RansomEXX ransomware gang hit the Taiwanese manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware GIGABYTE and claims to have stolen 112GB of data.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.
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