Hsinchu, Taiwan – January 10, 2021 – The coronavirus has been quickly spread out the world. The lockdown measures are implemented for COVID-19, many companies have their employees to work from home. According to the government statistics of Germany, the proportion of employees working from home has increased from 12% to 25% during COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the German government has granted an Act of tax rebate to protect workers’ rights to work from home that would allow employees working from home to reduce their annual tax bill by €5 per working day, up to a maximum amount of €600 per year.
Hsinchu, Taiwan – December 11, 2020 – Many major media reported that Foxconn electronics giant suffered a ransomware attack at a Mexican facility over the Thanksgiving weekend, where attackers stole unencrypted files before encrypting devices. The malware used in this attack is reported as DoppelPaymer ransomware. For those people who did not know Foxconn yet, the Foxconn is the one of the largest OEM companies in the world. It has over 800,000 employees and received $172 billion revenue in 2019.
Introduction Many major media have reported this security event about New Orleans city including C/NET, BleepingComputer and others. From the information provided by these media, we are almost sure that the attacker is Ryuk ransomware. Figure 1 - C/NET news about New Orleans ransomware event Figure 2 - BleepingComputer news about New Orleans ransomware event Lionic’s Inspection on Ryuk Ransomware