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Bitcoin Extortionists Hit Fortune-500 Mexican Oil Giant Pemex for $5 Million

The hackers who hit Mexico’s state oil giant Pemex earlier this week with ransomware are demanding hundreds of Bitcoin in order to provide the decryption software. According to Bleeping Computer, the ransomware used to target the Fortune 500 firm is DoppelPaymer. So far Pemex believes that under 5% of its computers have been affected by the ransomware. The oil giant’s billing systems have been the most impacted by the cyberattack and the department has now resorted to a manual workaround. Continue reading Bitcoin Extortionists Hit Fortune-500 Mexican Oil Giant Pemex for $5 Million