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Barbie Held For Ransom(ware)

US company Mattel, maker of such high profile toy products like Barbie and Hot Wheels revealed today that it suffered a ransomware attack that affected some business functions. The company says it recovered from the attack with no significant financial losses.

The incident took place on July 28, according to a small paragraph on page 31 of a 10-Q quarterly form the company filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission.

Mattel said that the ransomware attack was initially successful and resulted in the successful encryption of some of its systems.

For more than a year, ransomware gangs have been stealing data and engaging in a double-extortion scheme, threatening to publicly upload the hacked company’s data unless victims pay their ransom demand.

However, the toymaker said that their forensic investigation concluded that the ransomware group behind the intrusion but here was no exfiltration of “any sensitive business data or retail customer, supplier, consumer, or employee data.”