REvil, a group of hackers from Russia, claimed to be responsible for ransomware attacks that harmed over 200 companies around the world over the weekend.
- The group is demanding $70 million in bitcoin to fix the data from the companies in the most recent hack.
- The hackers breached an IT company from Miami, Kaseya, which they used to break into systems of the clients, impacting over 200 firms.
- President Joe Biden is currently under pressure to handle the increasing cyberattacks and has ordered intelligence groups to investigate Saturday’s attack.
- Biden stated that the officials are not sure whether or not the Government of Russia is involved in the attack.
The ransomware attack occurred one month after the US and Russian president held a face to face meeting where Biden warned Putin against attacking Washington infrastructure.
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