First, shortly afterwards, the service provider Medatixx from Bamberg, who specializes in medical software. And the Munich men’s outfitter Hirner has just been the victim of a hacker attack. And these are just the most prominent victims of the current flood of cyber attacks with blackmail software. The criminals encrypt servers and databases with so-called ransomware and demand millions for the decryption of the often business-critical data.
Hardly any company wants to talk publicly about the demands. MediaSaturn also does not comment on the details of the latest attack. According to media reports, the suspected hackers from the electronics chain from Ingolstadt initially demanded a ransom of $ 240 million for the restoration of the encrypted data and computers. In the meantime, it is said, the ransom demands have been reduced to “only” 50 million dollars.