City accountant hit in suspected ransomware attack

  • | Saturday | 24th February, 2018

Jaipur: In what is suspected to be the first case of ransomware infecting a system in the state, a city-based charted accountant was hit by hackers who encrypted files on his computers and demanded money in Bitcoins to decrypt the files. “We can’t confirm at this stage but the attack has all the trappings of ransomware,” the official said.Meanwhile, Khandewal said that the malware also infected another hard drive. “I am also taking the help of cyber experts to get back my data,” he said. It could cost me up to Rs 6 lakh,” he said. Khandelwal filed a complaint with Bani Park police station after which an FIR was registered under different sections of the IT Act, and Section 384 (extortion) of the IPC.In his complaint, Khandelwal said that hackers had asked him to contact them on email.

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