nest denied being the victim of an Anonymous cyberattack, contrary to what the hacker group claimed on Tuesday (22). According to the multinational, the leaked data came from a business testing site, which is used to simulate transactions with the corporate public.
“This allegation of a cyber attack on nest and the subsequent data breach is groundless,” a company spokesperson told The Record on Wednesday. He also claimed that the extracted data was inadvertently made available online for a brief period in February.
Also according to the representative, the food and beverage company has cybersecurity as one of its priorities and was not required to take additional measures after investigating the alleged break-in. “We are constantly monitoring the IT landscape and taking all necessary steps to ensure we remain resilient to cybersecurity,” he reveals.
JUST IN: The #Anonymously collectively leaked the database of the largest food company in the world, Nestlé. 10GB of data leaked from emails, passwords, Nestlé business customers, etc. #OnRussia #boycottnestle #PullOutOfRussia pic.twitter.com/rvVkn0ygxj
— Anonymous TV 🇺🇦 (@YourAnonTV) March 22, 2022
According to Anonymous, the leaked database contains more than 10 GB of information from the Swiss-based company, including emails, passwords and logins for internal accounts, as well as customer details such as orders and payments received. But none of them are real, as indicated by nest, is for a test environment only.
Other endangered brands
The cyber attack on nest which Anonymous claims is related to the war in Ukraine. The hacktivist group threatened to invade major brands that still had ties to Russia after conflict broke out in Eastern Europe in late February.
In addition to the food giant, which announced the suspension of sales of several products on Russian territory, including items such as KitKat and Nesquik, the collective threatened companies such as Burger King, Bridgestone, Subway, Cargill and Chevron, among others. The Kremlin government itself has been the target of cyber-attacks, with several official websites down several times in recent weeks.