A recent cyberattack on part of its information systems has prompted Taiwan-based MSI to issue a statement informing its users that the incident had occurred. The repercussions of the cyberattack could affect several of MSI’s branded computing equipment, such as motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, and more, The Register reports.
According to MSI, its own internal IT department “promptly activated relevant defense mechanisms” upon discovering that their systems were under attack. They were then able to carry out the recovery measures necessary before letting local government law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity units.
MSI users are advised to only get their firmware or BIOS downloads directly from official sources, which means MSI’s own website and social media channels, and to avoid clicking on unfamiliar and potentially harmful links or sources. Meanwhile, the company assures users that all affected systems have begun to return to normal operations and there was no significant impact on the company’s financial business.