RansomEXX ransomware leaks files stolen from Italian luxury brand Zegna

Pierluigi Paganini August 06, 2021

RansomEXX ransomware operators hit the popular Italian luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna Holding and started leaking stolen files.

Zegna is one of the most famous Italian luxury fashion houses. It was founded in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna in Trivero, Biella Province of the Piedmont region of Northern Italy.

Ermenegildo Zegna Group is the largest menswear brand in the world by revenue. As of 2018, Ermenegildo Zegna operated 480 retail stores (267 of which company-owned) across the world. Following the company’s strongly export-oriented strategy, exports account for over 90% of total sales.

The revenge of the company was €1.159 billion as 2018.

The RansomEXX ransomware group claims to have stolen 20.74GB of data from the company and leaked 43 archives (42 archives of 500MB in size and 1 archive containing 239.54MB of documents).


The RansomEXX gang has been active since 2018 under the name Defray, in June 2020 the group rebranded as RansomEXX. The RansomEXX ransomware targets both Windows systems and virtual machines running VMware ESXi servers.

Recently the RansomEXX gang infected the systems at Italy’s Lazio region causing problems for the ongoing COVID19 vaccination campaign. This week the ransomware gang RansomEXX ransomware gang hit the Taiwanese manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware GIGABYTE and claims to have stolen 112GB of data.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Zegna)

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