Hundreds of companies worldwide were impacted by a mass ransomware attack late on Sunday. Hackers have demanded $70 million for the return of the data they are holding ransom, according to a posting on a dark web forum. Additionally, REvil, a Russian-linked cybercrime gang that ranks among the most prolific cyber extortionists, posted the demand on its blog.
Records Future cybersecurity expert Allan Liska noted that the message “was almost certainly” from REvil’s executive leadership. Moreover, in a series of increasingly attention-grabbing hacks, REvil’s ransomware attack was one of the most dramatic. They breached some of Kaseya’s clients’ accounts, setting off a chain reaction that paralyzed hundreds of firms worldwide.