Travel giant CWT pays US$4.5m ransom to cyber criminals

LONDON: U.S. journey administration organization CWT compensated US$four.five million this 7 days to hackers who stole reams of delicate corporate files and stated they experienced knocked 30,000 desktops offline, according to a file of the ransom negotiations observed by Reuters.

The attackers made use of a pressure of ransomware termed Ragnar Locker, which encrypts computer system files and renders them unusable until finally the sufferer pays for accessibility to be restored.

The ensuing negotiations involving the hackers and a CWT consultant remained publicly available in an on-line chat group, giving a exceptional insight into the fraught marriage involving

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