On Monday morning of this week, Managed[.]com announced that they had suffered an issue that affected the availability of their services and that they are investigating the issue. It was first reported by ZDNet that managed[.]com was the victim of a ransomware attack that caused the company to take down their entire network, including customers’ websites to protect the “integrity of our customers’ data.” It was later confirmed that REvil, one of the most prolific ransomware families, was used to execute the attack and that they are demanding $500,000 USD in Monero cryptocurrency for the decrypter. It is currently unknown if REvil stole any unencrypted files from Managed[.]com before encrypting their files but stealing sensitive data is a trend with ransomware attacks so it cannot be ruled out. In a recent interview with a REvil representative, the ransomware operation claims to earn over $100 million a year in extortion payments.
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