Bitcoin Extortionists Hit Fortune-500 Mexican Oil Giant Pemex for $5 Million

Pemex is required to pay the Bitcoin ransom within two weeks or face paying double after. About 5% of the computers have been affected by the DoppelPaymer software. The oil giant’s billing systems are the most impacted and could lead to delays in paying salaries. The hackers who hit Mexico’s state oil giant Pemex earlier this week with ransomware are demanding hundreds of Bitcoin in order to provide the decryption software. According to Bleeping Computer, the ransomware used to target the Fortune 500 firm is DoppelPaymer. So far Pemex believes…

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