Taiwanese electronics company Acer hit by REvil ransomware. The Acer hit million ransomware attack has given cyber thieves access to financials and bank information, including spreadsheets, and banking communications. The hacker group is asking for $50 million to be paid until March 28 or it will leak the data it claims to have collected. They have also shared several images of the allegedly stolen files as a proof.
The REvil hacker group is believed to be behind the Acer breach. It is believed that they gained access to the company’s data via a Microsoft Exchange vulnerability. The same hacker group is also said to have carried out a ransomware attack on Travelex last year. According to Bleeping Computer, the hacker group has given Acer until March 28 to pay the ransom or it will leak the data it claims to have collected.
The has not yet confirmed if it has been the victim to the Acer hit million ransomware attack but have “informed of recent abnormal situations” to relevant authorities. The company stated, “Companies like us are constantly under attack, and we have reported recent abnormal situations observed to the relevant law enforcement and data protection authorities in multiple countries.” It further said, “There is an ongoing investigation and for the sake of security, we are unable to comment on details.”
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Are You at a Risk if You Own an Acer Device?
Acer owners are not directly at risk because of the REVIL ransomware attack. However, if in case any data related to Acer India’s clients, for example, purchase records, were conceded during this breach, then there is a high probability that the hackers have gained access to your name, phone number, address and maybe even some bank details.
Acer India has not released any statement regarding the impact of Acer hit ransomware attack effect on Acer gadget owners. There have been several reports claiming that five different hacking groups, including Hafnium, are already trying to exploit vulnerabilities in the business email servers of Microsoft.
To curb the same, Microsoft has currently released an emergency patch for its most popular mail server worldwide – Exchange Server.
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