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Posted on: 03 Oct 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

VESK pays up in ransomware attack!


Cloud provider and hosted desktop provider VESK, are just recovering from a ransomware attack where they payed out 29 bitcoins, which is worth £18,600. It was the start of last week when VESK became aware that one of their environments had been attacked by a ransomware virus.

The virus that hit them is a new variant of the Samas DR ransomware, this virus hit one of VESK’s multi-tenanted environments. Roughly around 15 percent of their clients were on that platform.

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