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$100 Million in Monero (XMR) Ransom Reportedly Demanded from Computer Giant Acer

The Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, is purportedly the latest popular organization to fall victim to the notorious REvil ransomware attack. According to recent reports, the perpetrators have requested one of the largest demands so far of up to $100 million paid in the privacy cryptocurrency – Monero.
Ransomware Attack on Acer
Headquartered in New Taipei City, Acer is among the world’s largest manufacturers of computer hardware and electronics with revenue of over $230 billion (as of 2019).
Coverage from BleepingComputer indicated recently that giant had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. It reads that the hackers have publicly announced on their data leak website the successful penetration of Acer’s servers by placing images of allegedly stolen files as proof.
The attackers said that they had compromised and obtained financial spreadsheets, bank communications, bank balances, and more.
Furthermore, the report revealed the massive amount demanded from the attackers – $50 million. However, Acer had the opportunity to take advantage of a 20% discount ($10 million) if they had paid until last Wednesday. As of writing these lines, it’s unclear if the electronics company had paid the requested demand.
In contrast, though, if the firm fails to pay by March 28th, the ransom would double to $100 million.
It’s worth noting that Acer refused to confirm if the company was indeed the victim of a ransomware attack to BleepingComputer. Instead, the statement reads that it had “reported recent abnormal situations” to relevant LEAs and DPAs.
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