Ransomware strikes again: German business giant Dussmann Group’s data leaked online

The trend of ransomware attacks turning into data breaches continues. Cybercriminals have taken the habit of exfiltrating a company’s data before encrypting their databases with ransomware, so as to double up on their profits with the sale of the stolen information.

Dussman Group, one of the largest multi-service providers in Germany, is the latest enterprise to have its database of sensitive information exposed due to a ransomware attack hitting one of its subsidiaries, Dresdner Kühlanlagenbau GmbH (DKA).

As a precautionary measure, the servers were shut down and the data protection authorities and the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Saxony were informed and charges have been filed, CyberSafe News reported.

The operational processes in the business unit for refrigeration air-conditioning plant engineering are secure. All the clients and employees have been informed regarding the cyber-attack and the data outflow. More details about the incident is not available at the moment.