Hacking Alert $1 Million Ransomware Payment Has Spurred New DDoS-for-Bitcoin Attacks

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Nayana's payment was the largest ransomware payment ever made and may have involuntarily put a giant bullseye on the backs of all South Korean businesses, now considered more willing to pay outrageous ransom demands to be left alone.

The Armada Collective ransom letters sent last week to South Korean banks said the group would launch DDoS attacks on the targeted banks today, June 26, and double their ransom demand.
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The $1 million ransom payment paid last week by South Korean web hosting company Nayana has sparked new extortion attempts on South Korean companies.
According to local media, seven banks have received emails that asked the organizations to pay ransoms of nearly $315,000 or suffer downtime via DDoS attacks.
Only five of the seven targets are publicly known, which are also the country's biggest financial institutions: KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, and NH Bank.
Ransom demands made by Armada Collective
The ransom demands were signed by a group of "Armada Collective," a name that has a long history behind it.
The group first appeared in 2015, and they are considered one of the hacker groups that popularized ransom DDoS (RDoS) attacks alongside another group known as DD4BC (DDoS-for-Bitcoin).
While Europol apprehended suspects behind the DD4BC group, the people behind Armada Collective were never caught, and their tactics seem to have evolved across time.
 

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Yep, and I am sure all the neighboring businesses in the area are none too happy with him for paying.
Paying the ransom sets a precedent, and that only emboldens the criminal organization or whomever it might be. And the mentality will quickly spread to other criminal organizations. Next thing you know ransom amounts will routinely be 7 figures.
 

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Paying the ransom sets a precedent, and that only emboldens the criminal organization or whomever it might be. And the mentality will quickly spread to other criminal organizations. Next thing you know ransom amounts will routinely be 7 figures.
Exactly Jeff, could not have said it better. He won't be welcome at any of the community events for a while lol
 

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Yep, and I am sure all the neighboring businesses in the area are none too happy with him for paying.
The business is boned either way, pay and get data back only to go out of business because nobody will trust data on your server, rep is ruined.
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Don't pay data is lost, customers go elsewhere and rep is ruined.

still the don't pay option is better, paying just encourages the activity.
Least with the money you could phoenix the company start again and invest in security more.

- security - if you ignore it then it will go away.