Enterprise clarified that the ransomware attack only affected Discount's systems, not Enterprise's.
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The Canadian division of Enterprise, Discount Car and Truck Rentals, was recently hit by a cyber attack, forcing its website offline.
First reported by IT World Canada, and confirmed to Auto Rental News by Enterprise, the attack by Darkside ransomware group resulted in the theft of 120GB of corporate, banking and franchise data. On Darkside's website, the group posted: “We downloaded a lot of interesting data from your network. If you need proofs we are ready to provide you with it. The data is preloaded and will automatically be published if you do not pay.”
The proof is alleged screenshots of Discount's file structure.
“Discount Car and Truck Rentals was subject to a ransomware attack that impacted the Discount headquarters office," Enterprise officials said in an email. "A fully-dedicated team isolated and contained the attack quickly. The team is working to investigate and restore service as quickly and safely as possible.”
The company also clarified that the ransomware attack only affected Discount's systems, not Enterprise's.
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