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Ransomware Attack: Networking Manufacturer A10 Networks Suffers Data Breach

The Play ransomware group has claimed to have stolen confidential files from A10 Networks, a networking hardware manufacturer

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A10 Networks, a California-based networking hardware manufacturer, has confirmed that its IT infrastructure was briefly compromised by the Play gang on January 23, 2023.
 
The company, which provides software and hardware solutions for application delivery, identity management, bandwidth management, firewall, and DDoS mitigation, said in an 8-K filing that it has contained the attack and notified the law enforcement authorities.

Play ransomware group

The Play ransomware group, which is known for exploiting a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability to infiltrate victim networks, has claimed to have stolen confidential files from A10 Networks, including technical documentation, employee and client documents, agreements, and personal data.
 
The threat actors have added A10 Networks to their extortion site and threatened to leak the data if the company does not pay a ransom.
 
A10 Networks said that the security incident did not impact any of its products or solutions and that it does not expect any material impact on its operations.
 
The company also said that it is working with outside experts to investigate the incident and to enhance its security measures.

Microsoft Azure in Customer Base

A10 Networks has a large customer base, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Samsung, Uber, NTT Communications, Sony Pictures, Windows Azure, Xbox, Yahoo, Alibaba, Mobile, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Softbank, GE Healthcare, GoDaddy, and Huffington Post.
 
The Play ransomware gang has recently targeted other high-profile organizations, such as the Belgian city of Antwerp, the H-Hotels hotel chain in central Europe, the Arnold Clark car retailer, and the cloud computing services provider Rackspace.

More Cyberattacks on Infrastructure Providers

In a recent Cyberattack, VMware's ESXi servers were widely exploited by hackers, putting endpoints in multiple countries at risk. Over 500 companies were affected by the attack, with businesses in France being the hardest hit.
 
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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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