Oil giant Pemex falls victim to $5m ransomware in attack linked to gang behind Dridex

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Pemex petrol station in Mexico. Image via Wikipedia user Magister Mathematicae
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Pemex petrol station in Mexico. Image via Wikipedia user Magister Mathematicae

Pemex falls victim to DoppelPaymer ransomware linked with same group that was behind Dridex and BitPaymer

Pemex, one of the world's biggest oil companies, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. The $120 billion revenue Mexican oil major claims that the attackers demanded 565 bitcoin in payment, e...

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