Whirlpool victim of Nefilim ransomware attack

Whirlpool victim of Nefilim ransomware attack

Home appliance maker Whirlpool has fallen victim to a Nefilim ransomware attack.

Whirlpool markets brands worldwide such as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana and others. The appliance giant employs 92,000 employees and has more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.

In a report by BleepingComputer, Whirlpool confirmed the ransomware attack and said their systems had since been fully restored from the attack.

A cybersecurity expert also told BleepingComputer that the criminal group behind the Nefilim ransomware attacked Whirlpool in the first weekend of December.

This past weekend, the Nefilim actors then published the stolen files obtained during the ransomware attacks.

“The leaked data included documents related to employee benefits, accommodation requests, medical information requests, background checks, and more,” BleepingComputer wrote in a blog post.

This latest ransomware attack comes after other recent high profile ransomware attacks, such as Egregor, Ryuk, Netwalker and others.

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