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Hacking Happening Frequently; Hackers Demanding Millions In Ransom

Computer hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR
Computer hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

Last week’s ransomware attack affected up to 15-hundred small businesses, potentially making it the largest ever.

REvil,  the suspected Russian hacking group behind the attack, said it would accept 70-million-dollars in cryptocurrency to unlock all the businesses at once.

Software company Kaseya confirmed hackers broke into its system through a software vulnerability in its code.

Kaseya sells to thousands of IT providers, touching nearly one-million small businesses around the world.

This comes as the White House is engaging in “expert level” talks with Russian officials over the recent uptick in ransomware attacks.

 

 

Computer hacker using laptop. Lots of digits on the computer screen.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR


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