Home Hardware targeted by ransomware

Home Hardware acknowledged last week its was the victim of a ransomware attack by the website DarkSide. The group provided screenshots of confidential documents including a November letter about the acquisition of Patrick Morin, announced in February.

“We immediately engaged our cybersecurity firm and quickly implemented countermeasures to isolate and contain the attack. We have maintained full business continuity,” Jessica Kuepfer, Home Hardware’s communications director, explained by email. “Each of the stores are independently owned and operated. Based on our investigation, it appears that attack has not impacted dealer retail systems or any consumer transaction or payment data.”