Texas-Based Data Center CyrusOne Hit by Ransomware Attack
Ana Alexandre's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 79%
Texas-based data center provider CyrusOne has reportedly fallen victim to an attack from REvil ransomware, business tech-focused publication ZDNet reported on Dec. 5. One of the largest data centers in the United States, CyrusOne has reportedly been exposed to an attack by a variant of the REvil ransomware, which previously hit a number of service providers, local governments and businesses in the country.
Per the ransom note obtained by ZDNet, the attackers targeted CyrusOne's network, with the sole objective of receiving a ransom. Those behind the attack claimed in the note that they consider the attack nothing more than a business transaction, aimed exclusively at profiting. In the event the company does not cooperate with the attackers, it will purportedly lose the affected data as the cybercriminals claim to have the private key.
This spring, Riviera Beach, Florida, was hit by a hacker attack, in which the hackers allegedly encrypted government records, blocking access to critical information and leaving the city without an ability to accept utility payments other than in person or by regular mail. The city council eventually agreed to pay nearly $600,000 worth of Bitcoin to regain access to data encrypted in the attack.
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