what happened? The Russia-based hacker gang has revealed the extent of its desire to decrypt the unlocking systems affected by the Kaseya supply chain attack last week: $70 million in bitcoin, a record for ransomware.
In short, last Friday was an attack that targeted the cloud-based system management platform Vesa Kaseya, which is used for remote monitoring and IT management. Abrasion Security Company, Huntress Labs, initially thought about 200 jobs were affected, but recently revised that number to more than 1,000.
According to Bleeping Computer, REvil claims the campaign has reached more than 1,000. of a million devices. The group wants to negotiate a global decryption key that unlocks all encrypted files, but the starting price is very high, at $70 million in BTC. It had previously requested $5 million from MSP (Managed Service Providers) for the tool and a ransom of $44,999 from their clients.
The president said the US would respond if it determined Russia was responsible.
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Ransomware group REvil offers Kaseya attack decryption key for $70 million