Italian sports car maker Ferrari claims it has been hit by a cyberattack with hackers demanding a substantial ransom.
Ferrari NV, the parent company of the luxury car manufacturer based in Maranello, said in a press release the company was contacted by a “threat actor with a ransom demand to certain client contact details”.
“Upon receipt of the ransom demand, we immediately started an investigation in collaboration with a leading global third-party cybersecurity firm,” a spokesperson said.
“In addition, we informed the relevant authorities and are confident they will investigate to the full extent of the law.”
Ferrari said it has no plans to meet the ransom “as paying such demands funds criminal activity and enables threat actors to perpetuate their attacks”.
Ferrari said it has informed its clients of potential data exposure and the status of the hack.
“Ferrari takes the confidentiality of our clients very seriously and understands the significance of this incident,” the company said.
Ferrari said it is working with third-party experts to “reinforce” its systems and it is “confident in their resilience”.
“We can also confirm the breach has had no impact on the operational functions of our company,” Ferrari said.
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Last modified: March 6, 2023