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In the past few weeks, there have been increasing numbers of RDoS (Ransom Denial of Service) attacks on German banks, payment service providers, and other organizations. The attackers, posing as the Russian Fancy Bear (APT28) hacker group, are demanding that victims pay a large ransom of 100,000 euros in Bitcoin. Those who fail to comply in time with the demand for payment will be subjected to volumetric DDoS attacks.
The background: Ransom DDoS
Who do the hackers have in their sights?
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting larger and financially stronger companies. Providers of essential services critical to public infrastructure are also increasingly being targeted by attackers.
I have received a blackmail letter, what should I do?
- Under no circumstances should you pay or contact the blackmailers.
- Check your infrastructure for possible vulnerabilities.
- Implement suitable protective measures with professional assistance.
- Report the blackmailing attempt to law enforcement authorities.
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