Menswear Brand Zegna Reveals Ransomware Attack
Accounting materials from the Italy-based luxury fashion house were leaked online by RansomExx because the company refused to pay.
High-end Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna revealed on Monday that it was the target of a ransomware attack last August — and that it managed to recover its systems from back-up without paying a ransom.
Resisting the Pressure to Pay
While many companies choose to pay a ransom during such an attack to unlock data or prevent it from being leaked online, security professionals generally recommend that they don’t because it only encourages cybercriminals