Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Play Ransomware Group Claims Attack on A10 Networks

The Play ransomware group has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on application delivery controller maker A10 Networks

The Play ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack that application delivery controller (ADC) provider A10 Networks disclosed last week.

The San Jose, California-based company provides software and hardware ADCs covering next-gen and 5G networks, cloud security, and threat intelligence.

In an 8-K filing last week, A10 Networks disclosed that in late January it fell victim to a cyberattack that was quickly addressed.

According to the company, the incident, which was identified on January 23, did not impact products or solutions that are used by its customers.

“The company has comprehensive security protocols in place, which helped address this incident in an expedited manner, and is reviewing additional steps to further strengthen its security posture,” A10 Networks says in the 8-K filing.

The ADC maker also notes that it does not expect the cyberattack to have a material impact on operations.

A10 Networks did not say what type of cyberattack it fell victim to, nor did it say whether the incident resulted in the theft of data.

However, last week, the cybergang operating the Play ransomware added to its leaks website an entry for A10 Networks, claiming responsibility for the attack.

The ransomware operators also claim that they were able to exfiltrate various types of data from the manufacturer, including personal information, confidential data, technical documentation, agreements, client documents, and employee data.

The cybergang did not mention the amount of exfiltrated data, but claims it will make it all public on February 14.

Initially spotted in June 2022, the Play ransomware (also known as PlayCrypt) has been one of the most active file-encrypting malware families over the past several months. According to data from deep web intelligence project DarkFeed, it was the fifth most active ransomware operation in January 2023.

Related: Play Ransomware Group Used New Exploitation Method in Rackspace Attack

Related: US, South Korea: Ransomware Attacks Fund North Korea’s Cyber Operations

Related: Linux Variant of Cl0p Ransomware Emerges

Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

Click to comment

Daily Briefing Newsletter

Subscribe to the SecurityWeek Email Briefing to stay informed on the latest threats, trends, and technology, along with insightful columns from industry experts.

Join this webinar to learn best practices that organizations can use to improve both their resilience to new threats and their response times to incidents.


Join this live webinar as we explore the potential security threats that can arise when third parties are granted access to a sensitive data or systems.


Expert Insights

Related Content


Satellite TV giant Dish Network confirmed that a recent outage was the result of a cyberattack and admitted that data was stolen.


The changing nature of what we still generally call ransomware will continue through 2023, driven by three primary conditions.


The FBI dismantled the network of the prolific Hive ransomware gang and seized infrastructure in Los Angeles that was used for the operation.

Management & Strategy

Industry professionals comment on the recent disruption of the Hive ransomware operation and its hacking by law enforcement.


Dole was forced to shut down systems in North America due to a ransomware attack, which has reportedly led to salad shortages in some...


More than 3,800 servers around the world have been compromised in recent ESXiArgs ransomware attacks, which also include an improved process.


The City of Oakland has disclosed a ransomware attack that impacted several non-emergency systems.


The personal and health information of more than 3.3 million individuals was stolen in a ransomware attack at Regal Medical Group.