South Korean Company Fork Out One Million Dollars To Have Servers Unlocked
A web hosting company based in South Korea, which was targetted in a ransomware attack, have agreed to pay $1 million to have their computers unlocked.
The move comes despite security firms advising companies NEVER to pay hackers, otherwise, the trend will continue amongst internet based criminals.
The company involved is called Nayana, who say the original request was for almost 4.5 million dollars, which was to be paid in bitcoin but they negotiated a lower fee.
Claims that this could be a record payment for ransomware are rife and now surely opens the doors for others to attack businesses with a view of extracting cash from them.
The piece of code is thought to be “Erebus” which targets Microsoft and Linux based machines. Over 153 Linux servers are said to be affected along with almost 3500 customer websites.
The golden rule to combat these people is regular back ups. Investment in a back up solution, that will back up data as it changes, hourly, daily, weekly etc. is better than having to fork out to crooks.
Source : BBC
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