UCSF Hospital Paid $1.14M in Bitcoin After Ransomware Attack
Ransomware group Netwalker is believed to be behind the attack on UCSF, which temporarily restricted access to the medical school’s data.
Researchers reportedly traced bitcoin sent as payments to Ryuk ransomware controllers and found a good portion passed through Binance.
The organization that’s encrypting computers and extorting companies has taken to SegWit addresses, according to McAfee and CipherTrace.
A significant amount of cryptocurrency activities in the Eastern Europe is related to the dark market and ransomware, according to a Chainalysis report.
The U.S. firm paid out a ransom of 414 bitcoin after its corporate files were locked up by the Ragnar Locker malware.
Argentina’s leading telecommunications company fought off a cyberattack on Saturday where hackers demanded a hefty ransom in monero to release keys that would allow infected computers back into the system.