Law enforcers of the city of Zarechny began checking the statement of the director of one of the firms. He claims to be the victim of a cryptocurrency hacker.
As the local publication writes with reference to the statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the attacker gained access to the organization’s server. The hacker demanded 0.4 BTC for decrypting the files and restoring the server.
A criminal case has been initiated on illegal access to computer information. An investigation is underway.
Recall, according to Group-IB experts , from November 2019 to November 2020, hackers carried out over 500 public attacks using ransomware viruses. The damage exceeded $ 1 billion.