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Home appliance giant Whirlpool hit in Nefilim ransomware attack

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The American multinational manufacturer of home appliances Whirlpool was hit with a Nefilim ransomware attack in early December.  

Nefilim ransomware operators claim to have stolen data from the company and they threaten to release the data if the company fails to pay the ransom.

The company markets multiple brands, including Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Gladiator GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Ignis, Indesit, and Consul.

The company with 59 manufacturing & technology research centers worldwide has more than 77,000 employees and generates a revenue of $20 billion last year.

The Nefilim ransomware gang published the first batch of data which includes documents related to employee benefits, accommodation requests, medical information requests, and other info during last weekend.

The leak came after failed negotiations with the executives of Whirlpool to uphold the interests of their stakeholders.

The ransomware gang posted on their leak site that the cyber security of Whirlpool is very fragile that allowed them to breach their network for the second time after they stopped the negotiations.

The gang leaked a text file and a 7zip archive named Whirlpool_filelist.txt and Whirlpool_part1.7z respectively.

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Priyanka R
Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Author at Cyber Safe News

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