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An IT service provider paid $ 150.000 to hackers


In accordance with UBX Cloud, one company succumbed to their extortion hackers οι οποίοι τοποθέτησαν ένα ransomware στα συστήματά της και απαίτησαν $150.000 προκειμένου να της δώσουν ξανά πρόσβαση στα αρχεία της.  Το όνομα της εταιρείας δεν έγινε γνωστό, ξέρουμε ωστόσο ότι πρόκειται για μια εταιρεία παροχής υπηρεσιών IT.

The hackers attacked the RMM (remote monitoring and management software) and a cyber-security management dashboard to penetrate the company's systems and expand its dissemination ransomware and end-user systems, as reported by MSSP Alert.

The main purpose of the attack was connection credentials and not any kind of product breach.

The UBX Cloud survey on the attack says:

«Περίπου το 30% των συστημάτων τελικού χρήστη που επηρεάστηκαν από την επίθεση, αποκαταστάθηκαν γρήγορα επειδή τα θύματα της επίθεσης χρησιμοποίησαν τα εξωτερικά αντίγραφα ασφαλείας του UBX Cloud’s Veeam, τα οποία επέτρεψαν σε αυτούς τους χρήστες να ανακτήσουν τα συστήματά τους σε λιγότερο από 30 λεπτά. Ωστόσο, η ανάκτηση του εναπομείναντος 70% των επηρεασμένων συστημάτων κόστισε  στην εταιρεία πάνω από 150.000 δολάρια σε Bitcoin, in order to gain access to the decryption keys required to retrieve non-backed data. "

Το UBX Cloud δεν ανέφερε το όνομα της εταιρείας ούτε και αν η εταιρεία κατάφερε τελικά να αποκρυπτογραφήσει με επιτυχία τα δεδομένα. Τουλάχιστον τρεις εταιρείες αυτού του είδους  έπεσαν θύματα αυτής της επίθεσης, σύμφωνα με έρευνα της Huntress Labs. Ανάμεσα στα θύματα είναι και η IT By Design, σύμφωνα με το CRN.

This attack comes just days after the ransomware attack on the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, where the city was forced to pay the 600.000 dollar hackers to recover its systems.

Among other things, this attack raises concerns in the area of ​​IT services.


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