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REVil ransomware infected 18,000 computers at Telecom Argentina

2020-07-20 16:36

Another telco company was hit by a ransomware, roughly 18,000 computers belonging to Telecom Argentina were infected over the weekend.

Telecom Argentina, one of the largest internet service providers in Argentina, was hit by a ransomware attack. Ransomware operators infected roughly 18,000 computers during the weekend and now are asking for a $7.5 million ransom.

The incident took place on Saturday, July 18, it had a severe impact on the company operations. The attackers initially gained access to the company network, then they took control over an internal Domain Admin and used the access to infects thousands of machines.

The incident did not cause connectivity issues to the ISP’s customers, fixed telephony or cable TV services were not affected to.

Many websites operated by Telecom Argentina were taken offline by the attack. The security researcher German Fernandez speculated the involvement of REvil ransomware in the attack against Telecom Argentina.

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