Diamond Comics Distributors, Alliance Game Distributors hit by Ransomware Attack

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As reported recently by ICv2, Diamond Comics Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors were hit by a Ransomware Attack on Friday, the attack took out not only their websites but also affected order processes and communications. The Company alerted its stakeholders on Sunday, mentioning their “IT department and a team of third-party experts are working around the clock to address these issues and restore full operations,” was sent through a business continuity platform called Agility Recovery, which they also alerted Law Enforcement about the attack.

Diamond assured Comic Book Shops that their data and financial information wasn’t affected by the Ransomware Attack, due to the data not being stored in the affected system.

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Ransomware is a form of malware that locks access to data unless a ransom is paid.  Several high-profile attacks have taken place this year, disrupting meat production, gasoline distribution on the East Coast, and other functions run by large companies.

Some functions are continuing.  “While some of our systems remain down, rest assured we are continuing to ship the product and fill orders to the greatest extent we can,” the message said.  “Our retailer services portal is online and available for FOC,” Diamond customers were told.

SOURCE: ICv2, Newsarama

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