EXCLUSIVE: MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport can confirm that Deco Lighting was hacked and the cyber-thieves are demanding 38 bitcoins which is about $459,000. We spoke to Sam Sinai, their CEO, who confirmed the story. Sam explained, “Our system was hijacked but our SAP was backed up, and we expect to be operational by the end of the week.” He encouraged me to share his story and to alert the industry.
GRIM SPIDER is the crime group behind the Ryuk ransomware which has infected the Deco system. GRIM SPIDER is a division of WIZARD SPIDER, which is also known as the Russia-based operator of TrickBot. TrickBot was primarily focused on wire fraud in the past.
Sam explained, “We won’t pay ransom to hackers, so it is an inconvenience that we will live through.”
Below is the ransom note that Deco received: