Shutterfly Pwned By Ransomware Attack

Photography and personalized photo giant Shutterfly has suffered a Conti ransomware attack that allegedly encrypted thousands of devices and stole corporate data:

On Friday, a source told BleepingComputer that Shutterfly suffered a ransomware attack approximately two weeks ago by the Conti gang, who claims to have encrypted over 4,000 devices and 120 VMware ESXi servers.

While BleepingComputer has not seen the negotiations for the attack, we are told that they are underway in progress and that the ransomware gang is demanding millions of dollars as a ransom.

Before ransomware gangs encrypt devices on corporate networks, they commonly lurk inside for days, if not weeks, stealing corporate data and documents. These documents are then used as leverage to force a victim to pay a ransom under the threat that they will be publicly released or sold to other hackers.

Given that the group behind this is the notorious Conti ransomware as a service gang, this is going to a huge problem for Shutterfly as they have to make a call as to whether to pay up or not. This will be one to watch as this like a lot of Conti attacks is pretty high profile.

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