Energy giant EDP hit with costly ransomware attack

POWER ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL | According to sources, the hackers responsible for the attack are threatening to release 10TB of sensitive data unless they are paid $10.9m.

According to TechRadar, the hackers stated : “We had downloaded more than 10TB of private information from EDP group servers… we will publish this leak in … famous journals and blogs, also we will notify all your clients, partners and competitors. So it depends on you [to] make it confidential or public!”

EDP has said that the situation is currently being assessed and their dedicated teams are restoring the normal functioning of the systems as soon as possible. They are also working with the authorities to identify the origin and nature of the attack.

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