MSI confirms cyberattack by gang called The Money Message

Taiwan-based PC parts manufacturer MSI has confirmed it suffered a cyberattack late last week, but in a statement issued soon after the incident, said the “affected systems have gradually resumed normal operations with no significant impact on financial business.”

According to one news report, “the Money Message ransomware gang claimed to infiltrate some of MSI’s systems and stolen files that will be leaked online next week if the company refuses to pay a US$4 million ransom.”

It is not known whether the ransom was paid or not, as no further update has been issued by the company. MSI did point out in the lone statement issued on Apr. 7 that “upon detecting network anomalies, the information department promptly activated relevant defense mechanisms and carried out recovery measures, and reported the incident to government law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity units.

“Currently, the affected systems have gradually resumed normal operations, with no significant impact on financial business.

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