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San Carlo hacker attack, hit by Conti ransomware


Used a malware that limits the access of the infected system and prepares the unlocking only after the payment of a ransom. 'The Group's operations are still guaranteed' (ANSA)

The food group San Carlo-Unichips, based in Milan, has suffered a hacker attack through a ransomware, a particular type of malware that limits the access of the infected system and prepares the release only after the payment of a ransom. The company's computer systems were hit last Friday and yesterday a complaint was filed with the Lombardy Postal Police department. According to what ANSA has learned, it is the Conti ransomware, belonging to a recent malware family and already under observation since 2020. The attack, which would not have created significant damage to the San Carlo group, would have been claimed on the deep web.

"Our technicians have found an intrusion in our IT systems - informs us in a note from the San Carlo-Unichips group -. All the security procedures were immediately activated to isolate and contain the threat. At the moment some IT services are only partially functional, but the Group's operations are still guaranteed, from the production, distribution, sale of our products. The Company has already informed the competent authorities (Privacy Guarantor and Postal Police) and is proceeding to analyze the data that may have been damaged or stolen, also proceeding to inform the people who may have been affected ". 

Source: ansa

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