Toymaker Mattel reveals ransomware attack

I tried to think of some Barbie-related joke, but couldn’t come up with anything tasteful enough for online publication…:

Toymaker Mattel has disclosed a ransomware attack that targeted the company’s systems in July and impacted some of its business operations.

In a 10-Q quarterly form filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission last month, the company said that the cyber incident, which took place on 28 July 2020, had minimal impact on the company.

After the attack was identified, the company’s IT security teams took a series of steps to contain it and to restore impacted machines. However, the attack was partially successful as it did result in the encryption of some of Mattel’s systems disrupting some operations.

“Mattel contained the attack and, although some business functions were temporarily impacted, Mattel restored its operations,” the firm explained.

A detailed investigation into the incident revealed that perpetrators were not able to steal “any sensitive business data or retail customer, supplier, consumer, or employee data,” the company said.

Mattel did not provide any information on which threat actors were responsible for the attack or which malware was used to infect its machines.


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