clop attacks THALES

Incident Date:

January 5, 2022

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clop attacks THALES






Noida, India

Uttar Pradesh, India

First Reported

January 5, 2022

Thales, a Global Leader in Cybersecurity, Suffers Ransomware Attack

Company Overview

Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies, with a focus on defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital security. The company has a significant presence in the manufacturing sector, which is a common target for ransomware attacks due to the potential for operational disruption and financial losses. Thales has 77,000 employees worldwide and generated sales of €17.6 billion in 2022.

Vulnerabilities and Mitigation

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, accounting for 25% of all data breaches. Thales has acknowledged the threat of ransomware, offering solutions to prevent such attacks, including CipherTrust Transparent Encryption Ransomware Protection. Despite these efforts, the company was still targeted by Clop, indicating that no single solution can fully protect against ransomware.

Industry Impact

The manufacturing sector has been a significant target for ransomware attacks, with 41% of enterprises witnessing a malware attack in the past year. The sector's reliance on digital systems and the potential for operational disruption make it an attractive target for cybercriminals.

The attack on Thales highlights the ongoing threat of ransomware to businesses, particularly those in the manufacturing sector. Despite efforts to mitigate the risk, no single solution can fully protect against these attacks. Companies must remain vigilant and adapt their strategies to address the evolving threat landscape.


Recent Ransomware Attacks

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