There is nothing new in cyber attacks being carried out in different countries, but when one country falls prey to these activities over and over again, it raises questions over the security system of the nation. Ukraine has dealt with many issues in the past and come out as a winner, but it’s not the case this time. According to reports coming straight from the Cherkasy region of Ukraine, a group of hackers had attacked thousands of computers in over 60 different countries. All these attacks were carried out over the last many months, and the matter came to light only in June.
While investigating the matter, the officials found out that hackers in walled in this cyber crime used to accept ransoms in the form of bitcoins. Right after the attacks, they had moved about £8000 worth of bitcoins from one of the main accounts which were used to accept ransom money in the past.
Hackers Demand Money
Just like every other hacking incident, this also involves unrealistic money demand. According to the reports, the police came across a message which was claimed to have come from hackers. The message read that hackers would step down and degree all the computers which got infected in the cyber attack. The hacker group demanded a one-time payment of £200,000 to settle this matter once and for all.
However simple it may look from the surface, but the experts claim that money is not the only thing hackers wanted. According to a team of researchers involved in the investigation, Akash did not care about money. All they wanted was to create panic among civilians and local businesses so that they could bring down the entire system and cause a massive distress.
Local Businesses Seek Support
Many local businesses suffered use monetary and operational losses due to this cyber attack. They hope that government will track down all the hackers and punish them for their crimes. You will have to wait for some time before the authorities can provide further updates on this matter.