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Presumed GoldenEye hackers surface online demanding $260,000 for decryption keys

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2017
Presumed GoldenEye hackers surface online demanding $260,000 for decryption keys

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The hackers behind the GoldenEye/Petya ransomware gave the first signs of life since the outbreak by posting new ransom demands, along with a signature for the malware’s private key, as evidence that they are the ones behind the June 27 attack. Their new demands? 100 Bitcoins worth $258,000.

Around 10 PM (UTC) yesterday, the roughly $10,000 in the bitcoin wallet associated with GoldenEye was moved to a different wallet. Two small donations were also made to the bitcoin wallets of Pastebin and DeepPaste, sites hackers use to make anonymous announcements.

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