Hackers Connected to NotPetya Ransomware Surface Online, Empty Bitcoin Wallet

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai  reports:

Hackers connected to the disruptive world-wide ransomware attack that crippled Ukraine and hit computers all over the world have surfaced online. Bitcoin sent to the hackers by victims has been moved from an online wallet, and someone seemingly connected to the group is now asking for more money.

On June 28, unknown hackers unleashed a ransomware attack in part via booby-trapped software updates from a Ukrainian financial software company, hitting several Ukrainian companies, as well as the international law firm DLA Piper, the UK-based advertising and public relations firm WPP, among thousands of others. The hackers used a variant of a type of ransomware known as Petya, which led some security researchers to call this one NotPetya.

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