Acer reportedly hit with $50 million ransomware demand

Acer reportedly hit with $50 million ransomware demand


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A hacking group is demanding $50 million from Acer, Bleeping Computerreported, in what appears to be one of the biggest ransomware demands to date. According to Bleeping Computer, the attackers may have gained access to the Taiwanese computer manufacturer’s network via a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability. The REvil group that carried out a ransomware attack on Travelex last year is believed to be behind the Acer breach as well.

Bleeping Computer said REvil is giving Acer until March 28th to pay the ransom or it will leak the data it claims to have collected. Microsoft recently released several security updates to fix vulnerabilities for exploits found in its Exchange software, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the Acer breach was…

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