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Tech: Victims of the global cyberattack have paid $9,000 so far but can’t get their files back

German email operator Posteo said it shut the hackers' account — leaving the victims out of luck.
Victims of the ongoing Petya cyberattack have paid £7,064 ($9,000) in Bitcoin to hackers so far to try and get their files back — but they won’t have much luck.
The cyberattack broke out on Tuesday, impacting the Ukrainian government and banks, then spreading to a Russian oil company, advertising firm WPP, and other companies around the world. The attack takes the form of ransomware, malicious software that encrypts a user’s files, then demands a payment in Bitcoin in exchange for decryption. …read more

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