Money Message ransomware gang claims MSI breach, demands $4 million

Taiwanese PC parts maker MSI has been listed on the extortion portal of a new ransomware gang known as “Money Message,” which claims to have stolen source code from the company’s network.

MSI is a global hardware giant that makes motherboards, graphics cards, desktops, laptops, servers, industrial systems, PC peripherals, and infotainment products, with an annual revenue that surpasses $6.5 billion.

The threat actor has listed MSI on its data leak website and posted screenshots of what they claim to be the hardware vendor’s CTMS and ERP databases and files containing software source code, private keys, and BIOS firmware.

Money Message now threatens to publish all these allegedly stolen documents in about five days unless MSI meets its ransom payment demands.

Since discovering this, BleepingComputer has reached out to MSI multiple times, but we are still waiting for a reply.

We haven’t been able to verify whether Money Message’s data breach claims are valid and whether the data they threaten to leak belongs to MSI..

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