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Hackers hit computer maker Acer with $50mn ransomware attack

New Delhi: Taiwanese electronics and computer maker Acer has been hit by a ransomware attack where the hackers are demanding $50 million, the largest known ransom to date.

According to Bleeping Computer, hackers have accessed Acer documents that include financial spreadsheets, bank balances and bank communications, reportedly compromising its network via a Microsoft Exchange server vulnerability that has grabbed headlines for the last few days.

"The REvil group that carried out a ransomware attack on Travelex last year is believed to be behind the Acer breach as well," the report mentioned.


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