ToyotaLift Northeast, a loading and unloading truck provider based in New York, has allegedly fallen victim to a cyber attack orchestrated by the hacker collective 8BASE. While the company has not officially confirmed the attack, 8BASE has publicly claimed to possess data from ToyotaLift Northeast.
The hackers disclosed failed negotiation attempts and set a ransom payment deadline. The alleged breach and ransom threat have raised concerns about the safety of sensitive information.
Furthermore, the cyber attack reportedly prompted ToyotaLift Northeast’s official website to display a message about encountering issues due to a “website update.” However, it remains uncertain whether this disruption is directly connected to the cyber attack. The manufacturer’s showroom pages were affected, but no estimated timeline for their restoration was provided.
According to 8BASE, negotiations with ToyotaLift Northeast had been ongoing but ultimately unsuccessful, leading the company to terminate communications with the group. Allegedly, 8BASE extracted confidential client information, including personal correspondence, during the breach.
The hackers then issued threats to release exfiltrated data from the attack, which included financial statements and other confidential documents. This data leak was set to occur on the dark web by August 23, 2023.