Hackers target large tech manufacturers with ransomware

Foxconn, the electronics manufacturer, was recently hit with a ransomware attack, with hackers demanding $34 million to restore data in a Mexican facility.

The attackers reportedly attacked IT infrastructure supporting a Foxconn manufacturing facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and encrypted about 1,200 servers and deleted several terabytes of backups.

Foxconn, in a statement, confirmed that an information system in the United States supporting its operations in the Americas was attacked on Nov. 29. The affected systems are being brought back into service in phases, the statement said. The Taiwanese company didn’t respond to a request for additional information.

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