Many countries around the world became vulnerable to ransomware attacks. The horrific cyber-attack of ransomware slowly began to raise its head. If the first major attack of this vicious cyber-attack known as Ransomware Attack was carried out in 2006. Then gradually increasing its numbers and now, unexpectedly, the biggest ransomware attack on Earth took place on July 2nd.
What does the history of the ransomware attack say?
When we look a little deeper into the ransomware attack and its history, it makes us wonder that this cyber-attack was not first carried out for money. The reason is that no money was purchased from users who were affected during the ransomware attack in 2006. Instead all of them are forced to buy drugs through an online pharmacy.
Was the first ransomware attack not carried out for money?
It may be fun to hear this now, but it’s true. Users affected by ransomware attacks have been given decryption lines after purchasing drugs online. This was followed in 2008 by the rise of bitcoin culture. It has become a key platform for hackers to carry out ransomware attacks to make digital money transactions.
Bitcoin culture handed down to hackers
Since the emergence of the Bitcoin culture, as of early 2011, only 30,000 ransomware attacks have been carried out. That is, by the end of 2011 it had doubled to more than 60,000 attacks. Since then, until 2020, there have been numerous ransomware attacks in many parts of the world, according to the Ministry of Cybercrime and Defense.
The biggest ransomware cyber-attack ever seen
This is the biggest ransomware attack this year, as no one has ever seen before in this line. Kaseya VSA, an IT software provider, is now the victim of the attack. The mob REvil ransomware has now posted a post about the attack on its dark website Happy Blog. The gang has now revealed the amount of recovery money for the victims.
More than a million units were affected by the attack
It is noteworthy that this time more than a million units have been infected by ransomware malware. According to the REvil ransomware gang, “more than a million units have been affected by this attack. Users will have to pay a total of $70 million to recover and reuse them.”
Hackers demand 520 Crore
It is worth about Rs 520 crore in India. It is noteworthy that the demand for recovery has now come out two days after the attack took place on July 2. If anyone wants to negotiate decrypting for this global attack, the hacker gang says, “Don’t forget that our price is $70,000,000 in BTC.” Here BTC stands for Bitcoin.
Other ransomware attacks carried out in 2021
They said it would immediately release a decrypt-er that would decrypt all of the victim’s files once the money was paid. If this is the biggest attack to be carried out in 2021, then this year alone a number of major companies have been hit by a ransomware attack before.
Many companies were affected, including Kia Motors
This includes COLONIAL PIPELINE, ACER, BRENNTAG, QUANTA, NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA), NABA, Companies such as (CD PROJEKT) and Kia Motors (KIA MOTORS) were hit by a ransomware attack earlier this year.
Inform to police
Remember that victims must always report to law enforcement the size of the company, the amount of compensation demanded, and the amount of damage.