'Nevada' Hacking Group Has Targeted 5,000 Victims in Widespread Ransomware Campaign
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A mysterious and unidentified group of hackers dubbed Nevada has sought to paralyze the computer networks of almost 5,000 victims across the US and Europe using the widely known ESXiArgs vulnerability in one of the most widespread ransomware attacks on record.
Among the targets are universities in the US and Hungary, shipping and construction groups in Italy, and manufacturers in Germany. Authorities have yet to identify the perpetrators, guessing only from their recruiting announcements on the web that it is a mix of Russian and Chinese hackers. The hackers have demanded a surprisingly small ransom to release their hold over computer networks, often as little as two bitcoins (about $50,000) in some cases.
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