The computer manufacturer Acer was attacked by the ransomware group Revil. This calls for the highest known ransom to date, at $50 million. If the computer manufacturer does not pay, the criminals threaten to publish the copied data on their data leak site.
According to Bleepingcomputer, the criminals have already published leaked images on this, including financial tables, bank balance sheets and bank communications.
If Acer pays the ransom, the criminals are willing to delete the copied data and provide the computer manufacturer with a decryption tool and a vulnerability report.
According to Vitali Kremez from the security company Advanced Intel, the ransomware group has recently increasingly attacked Exchange servers. According to their findings, there is also an Exchange server from Acer, which the criminals could have hacked Acer through.
When asked by Bleepingcomputer, Acer did not want to make a clear statement about the incident. Acer routinely monitors its IT systems and is able to ward off most cyberattacks well, the computer manufacturer replied.
“Companies like us are under constant attack, and we have reported the abnormal situations we have seen recently to law enforcement and data protection authorities in several countries,” Acer explained that no further details were given due to an ongoing investigation.