A ransomware hacker attack on the Mediaworld platform. The company did not specify the nature of the attack, nor if a ransom was demanded. The IT systems of MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group and its local organizations, including MediaWorld in Italy, were the subject of a targeted action. The company immediately informed the competent authorities and is working tirelessly to identify the systems involved and implement any and all appropriate measures in order to resolve the situation as soon as possible. According to the Dutch website RtlNiwuws, the attacker would be the Ransomware Hive group, which allegedly demanded a ransom of 50 million from the company. But the news is not confirmed at the moment. Ransomware is a particular type of cyber attack that blocks computer systems and promises their “release” in exchange for a ransom.
Waiting for solution
The Milan postal police are at work on the cyberattack. At the moment, the nature of the ransomware has not been disclosed, nor has the attacker confirmed. “In stores, which are always open to the public and operational, there may be limited access to some services. MediaMarktSaturn is actively working to ensure that all services are available again without limitation as soon as possible. The company will provide information on further developments on the subject. “, says in a note from Mediaworld.