Cyber hackers demand $30m from ‘major international company’ with office in Perth

Daniel Newell reports:

A global company with an office in Perth has been attacked by hackers who are demanding a $30 million ransom to unlock its computer system in Australia.

Consumer Protection WA has not named the “major international company” but said the cyber attack had forced it to stop trading.

The company — which said the personal data of its clients had not been compromised — has indicated it will not bow to the ransom demand as IT experts from a parent company in the US work to block the hackers and build a new website.

Read more on The West Australian.

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