Stormous Ransomware Gang Claims to Have Hacked Coca-Cola

Colin Thierry
Colin Thierry Writer
Colin Thierry Colin Thierry Writer

Russian-linked ransomware gang Stormous claimed to breach the servers of US soft drink giant Coca-Cola in April.

Stormous said in a post to its website on Monday that it took 161 GBs worth of data, including financial information, credentials, and other sensitive information from Coca-Cola’s servers on April 24. The threat actor is now trying to sell the collection of stolen data for a little over 1.6 Bitcoin ($64,000).

The attack on Coca-Cola appears to have been orchestrated after Stormous took a poll on Telegram, asking followers to help choose their next victim.

In an announcement last month, the ransomware group also pledged its full support for the Russian government after it invaded Ukraine.

“The STORMOUS team has officially announced its support for the Russian governments,” the group said in a message in March. “And if any party in different parts of the world decides to organize a cyberattack or cyberattacks against Russia, we will be in the right direction and will make all our efforts to abandon the supplication of the West, especially the infrastructure.”

The soft drink giant has not yet confirmed if the alleged ransomware attack has taken place. Although, Coca-Cola said that it is working with law enforcement and forensic teams to check out Stormous’ claims.

“We are aware of this matter and are investigating to determine the validity of the claim,” Coca-Cola communications vice president Scott Leith commented for The Record.

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Colin Thierry is a former cybersecurity researcher and journalist for SafetyDetectives who has written a wide variety of content for the web over the past 2 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, watching sports, and playing video games.

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