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LockerGoga Ransomware Suspected in Two More Attacks

March 25, 2019 / Scott Ferguson

A pair of U.S. chemical manufacturing companies have reportedly been struck by the LockerGoga ransomware over the past month and continue to recover from the same cyberattack that took down part of Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro last week. The attacks against Hexion and Momentive started on March 12, according to Vice Motherboard, which first reported the two incidents on Friday. The report cites an internal company email, which explained that some of the company's files had been encrypted during a cyberattack. The two companies, which share a common owner in Apollo Management Holdings, each issued similar press releases on Friday , citing "a recent network security incident that prevented access to certain systems and data within the company's network." Both firms noted that the attack affected corporate systems, not the networks associated with its manufacturing facilities, and their security teams were working to restore those systems, which include corporate email.