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Ferrari victim of a cyberattack targeting customer data


The hackers stole the personal data of some customers. The prancing horse brand has warned them and will not agree to pay a ransom.

The luxury car manufacturer Ferrari has announced that it was the target of a cyberattack targeting the confidential data of certain customers around the world and that it received a ransom demand.

Ferrari "

recently received a ransom demand regarding certain contact details of its customers

," the manufacturer said in a statement Monday evening.

The hackers "

had access to certain data relating to our customers such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, but not to bank details

", a Ferrari spokesperson said on Tuesday.

To our knowledge, nothing has been disclosed on the internet at this time.

We are monitoring the situation very closely

,” he added.

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As a matter of principle, Ferrari will not agree

” to pay a ransom, “

because paying such demands would finance criminal activities and allow threat actors to perpetuate their attacks

,” the manufacturer points out.

This cyberattack “

has had no impact on the operations of our company

”, assures Ferrari.

Upon receipt of the ransom demand, “

we immediately launched an investigation in cooperation with a leading international cybersecurity company

” and “

informed the competent authorities

”, adds the manufacturer.

CEO Benedetto Vigna sent a letter to customers of the prestigious Prancing Horse brand informing them of the incident.

The manufacturer delivered a total of 13,221 cars worldwide last year, up 18.5%.

Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2023-03-21

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