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Reports surfaced online that Acer was recently attacked with ransomware that encrypted files containing financial and other sensitive company data. For data recovery cybercriminals ransom in the amount of $ 50 million. This is one of the largest amounts ever to appear in such situations.

Acer did not confirm the reports of the attack, but instead said it had “notified recent abnormalities” to the appropriate authorities.

The attack was allegedly organized by the REvil group. The conversation between REvil and Acer began on March 14 when the attackers demanded payment in XMR cryptocurrency through the Tor website in exchange for a decryptor, a vulnerability report, and the removal of stolen files. According to the source, the attack targeted a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange that was patched, but Acer did not install the required update in time. Hackers require payment before March 28, otherwise the price will rise to $ 100 million.

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