The REvil group, a Russia-connected ransomware gang, has demanded $70 million in bitcoin (EXANTE: Bitcoin) to restore data of 200 companies, Reuters has learned. The demand was reportedly posted in a blog used by the REvil gang.
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The bad actors infected many VSA servers that are used to remotely control computers. REvil initially asked most of its victims to pay $45,000 in the monero (XMR) cryptocurrency to unlock the infected computers. Cybersecurity firm ESET claims at least hundreds of companies around the world have been hit in the attack.
This is not the first REvil's activity this year. iHodl earlier reported that the ransomware gang stole blueprints of Apple's products from the Quanta Computer supplier. The bad actors reportedly wanted Apple to pay a $50 million ransom in XMR by May 1. It remains unclear if the company paid the ransom.
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