Japan’s Toshiba subsidiary was attacked by the network hackers claim to have hacked the U.S. oil pipeline

Toshiba Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba, said today that the servers of its European subsidiary were hacked and there was a risk of information leakage. And just after the attack, it received a ransom contact from a “dark side” hacker group claiming to be attacking U.S. oil pipeline operators.

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION said that late at night on May 4, servers set up in several European countries were attacked at the same time, although at this stage it has not been confirmed that customer information was leaked, but is asking external agencies to investigate, as soon as possible to grasp the scope of the victim.

Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that the largest U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline’s system was hacked and shut down, and the FBI identified the hacking group as “DarkSide” with a base in Russia.

The hacking group issued a statement after 1:00 p.m. Japan time today, stating that they stole confidential information from Toshiba’s stronghold in France. The data that is known to have been stolen includes management and personal information, with a capacity of more than 740GB.

Toshiba only said that it is currently investigating the factual relationship.