The biggest ransomware attack demands $ 70 million in cryptocurrency

The biggest ransomware attack demands $ 70 million in cryptocurrency

One of the biggest ransomware attacks took place in the US, with most blaming Russian hackers for it. The hackers behind the attack demanded a ransom of $ 70 million in cryptocurrency.

Behind the ransomware attack that is estimated to have affected many American companies and several countries around the world, is said to be the Revil hackers group, which is believed to have ties to the Russian military. The first information about the ransom demanded by the hackers was 5 million dollars, but after the publication on the dark web, it appeared that the hackers were asking for 70 million dollars in order to give to anyone who paid the key to decrypt the locked computers.

Security experts in the United States and companies affected by the attack were forced to shut down several systems to stop the spread of ransomware. THE American President He said the United States would react if it was convinced that Russia was behind the attack. The company most affected by the attack was Kaseya, which rushed to send its customers and partners a tool that could detect if they were also infected with ransomware.

Experts, however, note that here we are dealing with one very sophisticated cyber attack showing a well-organized structure behind it.

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