Vodafone and Mercado Libre Likely Hit by Ransomware Attacks

From infosecurity-magazine.com

The ransomware group that hit Samsung and Nvidia appears to have struck two new big-name targets in the tech sector: a South American e-commerce giant and a British telecom multinational.

Buenos Aires-based online marketplace MercadoLibre admitted in an SEC filing this week that source code and user data were accessed, although it did not reveal how.

“Although data from approximately 300,000 users (out of our nearly 140 million unique active users) was accessed, to date and according to our initial analysis, we have not found any evidence that our infrastructure systems have been compromised or that any users’ passwords, account balances, investments, financial information or credit card information were obtained. We are taking strict measures to prevent further incidents,” it said.

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