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Toymaker Mattel Discloses Ransomware Attack

Toymaker Mattel Discloses Ransomware Attack

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Leading toymaker Mattel has publicly acknowledged a ransomware attack that affected its business systems earlier this year.

The maker of Barbie, Hot Wheels and Thomas & Friends toys discovered the security incident, which encrypted a limited number of its computer systems, on July 28, 2020, according to a 10-Q form filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission yesterday.

“Promptly upon detection of the attack, Mattel began enacting its response protocols and taking a series of measures to stop the attack and restore impacted systems,” the company said.

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