Various security companies are today reporting targeted attacks made on Fortune 1000 companies over the weekend. What's notable is that documents within each of the affected companies were stolen, encrypted, then the companies were offered a decryption key for a fee. What's odd is that the amount requested as ransom was a mere $300.
Reuters reports companies hit by the attack include Booz Allen, Unisys, Hewlett-Packard and Hughes Network Systems. Security vendors report having identified hundreds more.
The attack works like this. Malware writers target a handful of companies, somehow manage to sneak their code past the corporate … Read more