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[Slashdot] - Ransomware Gang Demands $7.5 Million From Argentinian ISP


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A ransomware gang has infected the internal network of Telecom Argentina, one of the country's largest internet service providers, and is now demanding $7.5 million as ransom to unlock encrypted files. From a report: The incident took place over the weekend, on Saturday, July 18, and is considered one of Argentina's biggest hacks. Sources inside the ISP said hackers caused extensive damage to the company's network after they managed to gain control over an internal Domain Admin, from where they spread and installed their ransomware payload to more than 18,000 workstations. The incident did not cause internet connectivity to go down for the ISP's customers, nor did it affect fixed telephony or cable TV services; however, many of Telecom Argentina's official websites have been down since Saturday. Since the attack's onset, multiple Telecom employees have now also taken to social media to share details about the incident, and how the ISP has been managing the crisis.

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