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Huge ransomware attack hits the PTI, services resume

Ransomware attackers hacked into the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) servers over the weekend, shutting down their operation for hours on Saturday night before they reopened.

New Delhi, Hackers hacked into the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) servers over the weekend, shutting down its operation for hours on Saturday night before it resumed.

According to the company’s spokesperson, “Computer servers have experienced a huge ransomware assault, disrupting activities, and delivering news to thousands of subscribers throughout India for a few hours until they were recovered after an all-night effort by engineers.”

Sources say that no ransom was charged and that the engineers worked through the night to repair the services by Sunday morning.

Ransomware was known as LockBit, which encrypted data and apps, crippling news distribution to subscribers.

LockBit acts as Ransomware-As-Service (RaaS).

According to Kaspersky’s cyber-security company, LockBit ransomware is a malicious programme developed to restrict user access to the computer systems in return for a ransom payment.

LockBit would automatically search for useful targets, disperse the infection, and encrypt all available computer devices on the network.

This ransomware is used for targeted attacks against businesses and other organisations.

LockBit is a new ransomware assault on a long string of cyber-attacks.

Formerly known as “ABCD” ransomware, it has since become a specific threat within the scope of new extortion devices.

Attacks using LockBit started in September 2019, where it was called the.  abcd virus.

The moniker referred to the name of the file extension used to encrypt the victim’s data.

“Remarkable past targets include institutions in the United States, China, India, Indonesia, Ukraine. Additionally, numerous countries across Europe (France, the United Kingdom, Germany) have seen attacks,” Kaspersky said.

New Delhi, Hackers hacked into the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) servers over the weekend, shutting down its operation for hours on Saturday night before it resumed.

According to the company’s spokesperson, “Computer servers have experienced a huge ransomware assault, disrupting activities, and delivering news to thousands of subscribers throughout India for a few hours until they were recovered after an all-night effort by engineers.”

Sources say that no ransom was charged and that the engineers worked through the night to repair the services by Sunday morning.

Ransomware was known as LockBit, which encrypted data and apps, crippling news distribution to subscribers.

LockBit acts as Ransomware-As-Service (RaaS).

According to Kaspersky’s cyber-security company, LockBit ransomware is a malicious programme developed to restrict user access to the computer systems in return for a ransom payment.

LockBit would automatically search for useful targets, disperse the infection, and encrypt all available computer devices on the network.

This ransomware is used for targeted attacks against businesses and other organisations.

LockBit is a new ransomware assault on a long string of cyber-attacks.

Formerly known as “ABCD” ransomware, it has since become a specific threat within the scope of new extortion devices.

Attacks using LockBit started in September 2019, where it was called the.  abcd virus.

The moniker referred to the name of the file extension used to encrypt the victim’s data.

“Remarkable past targets include institutions in the United States, China, India, Indonesia, Ukraine. Additionally, numerous countries across Europe (France, the United Kingdom, Germany) have seen attacks,” Kaspersky said.

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Khushbu Sonihttps://www.cionews.co.in
Chief Editor - CIO News | Founder & CEO - Mercadeo

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