Posted On August 4, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
August 4, 2022 – On August 1, 2022, Semikron reported a potential data breach stemming from what appears to be a ransomware attack. While the company’s investigation is still ongoing and the exact information that was leaked as a result of the incident has not yet been determined, the German Federal Office for Information Security reports that the ransomware attackers are threatening to leak up to 2 TB of data to the dark web. On August 4, 2022, Semikron posted an update, promising to notify all affected parties when its investigation concludes.
If you receive a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Semikron data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Semikron.
According to two notices posted on the Semikron website, on August 1, 2022, Semikron learned that it was the victim of a “cyber-attack by a professional hacker group.” Evidently, the hackers told Semikron management that certain data was stolen from the company’s computer system. Initially, Semikron could not validate the hackers’ claims; however, the company noted that portions of its computer network were encrypted.
In response, Semikron notified law enforcement and began working with a cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident and determine whether any consumer data was leaked as a result. The company’s investigation is ongoing, and, in an August 4, 2022 press release, the company noted that “We do not have any definite information about data leaks at this moment.” Semikron also explained that it will notify any parties whose information was affected as soon as the company determines the scope of the breach.
More Information About Semikron
Semikron is a German manufacturing company that designs and manufactures semiconductor parts. Semikron was founded in 1951 and is currently based in Nuremberg, Germany. The company has manufacturing sites across the world, including in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States. Semikron employs more than 3,000 people and generates approximately $423 million in annual revenue.
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Semikron data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.
Below is a copy of the initial data breach letter issued by Semikron:
As informed at the beginning of the week the SEMIKRON Group has become a victim of a cyber-attack by a professional hacker group. Thanks to our strong security measures and our preventive preparations for emergencies, we are making great progress in containing the cyber incident. All necessary measures to limit possible damages have been initiated immediately.
Together with a team of external cyber security and forensic experts, we are investigating the incident, securing our systems and data, and restoring our ability to work. With this process gaining momentum we are getting an overview of the full impact of the incident.
We do not have any definite information about data leaks at this moment. As soon as more detailed information about a possible data leak is available, the potential affected customers and partners will be informed. We are supported by the responsible authorities in this investigation and in the coordination of further measures.
We are in the process of finalising our recovery plan, with the aim to minimise the disruption to our employees, customers, and partners. As soon as this is fully defined, we will share it with employees, customers and partners as well as sharing an update via our homepage.
Further updates on the situation will be published on this page regularly.
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