Software AG hit with ransomware: Crooks leak staffers’ passports, want millions for stolen files

The Register

Software AG has seemingly been hit by ransomware, with the German IT giant itself telling the Euro nation’s stock market it had been “affected by a malware attack.”

In a notification to the German stock market published earlier this week, Software AG said: “The IT infrastructure of Software AG is affected by a malware attack since the evening of 3 October 2020.”

News of the “malware attack” has been slow to filter into the Anglosphere, though the German Press Agency newswire published a brief note that was syndicated on obscure investment websites yesterday evening. That report states “data from Software AG servers and employees’ notebooks were downloaded.”

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