Power semiconductor component manufacturer Semikron suffered a ransomware attack

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2022

Semikron, a German-based independent manufacturer of power semiconductor components, suffered a ransomware cyberattck.

Semikron is a German-based independent manufacturer of power semiconductor components, it employs more than 3,000 people in 24 subsidiaries worldwide, with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the USA.

The company confirmed it has suffered a cyberattack conducted by a professional hacker group

“The SEMIKRON Group has become a victim of a cyber-attack by a professional hacker group. As part of this attack, the perpetrators have claimed to have exfiltrated data from our system. Whether this is the case and which data are concerned is currently subject to investigation.” reads a data breach notice published by the company.

The attackers have infiltrated data from the company systems before encrypting a portion of the internal network.

The company is investigating the security breach with the help of external cyber security and forensic experts.

The German manufacturer didn’t share details about the attack or the family of ransomware that infected its systems. However, BleepingComputer, which viewed a ransom note dropped to one of the encrypted systems, states that LV Ransomware group is behind the attack.

BleepingComputer also reported that the ransomware gang also claimed to have stolen 2TB of data from the company.

According to Semikron, the hackers claimed to have stolen data from its systems, which the company is currently working to confirm.

No additional information has been shared by the company about the attack itself, but Bleeping Computer reported that the ransomware known as LV appears to have been involved, with the attackers claiming to have stolen 2Tb of files from Semikron systems.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Semikron)

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