Tag: hackers attacks 2017

On Friday May 12, the world faced a massive coordinated ransomware attack, also known as ‘WannaCry’ and ‘Wanna Cryptor’. Specific malware is transferred via email to Microsoft users, resulting in Windows computers being blocked with all the contents encrypted. Victims are demanded to pay hundreds of dollars to get back access to their files. So far, around 100 countries have been exposed to the cyberattack, including such institutions as FedEx, Russian Interior Ministry, numerous UK hospitals, China schools, etc. hit. According to online security researchers, many people have already given in to pay between $300-600 in bitcoins to the hackers each.

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On Tuesday, March, 21st, a new hacker group – Turkish Crime Family – has started to blackmail Apple. These cybercriminals claim that they have hacked iCloud storage service and now have control over 100+ millions of user accounts. And they want a ransom. They demand $75,000 in cryptocurrency (either Ethereum or Bitcoin). There is an alternative option: they would also accept $100,000 in iTunes gіft cards. Later Turkish Crime Family posted on Twitter that in fact the sum of $75,000 was mentioned by mistake by one of their former group member, and they are actually asking for even more.

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