A trend of hackers demanding privacy-focused cryptocurrencies as payment may be forming

A trend of hackers demanding privacy-focused cryptocurrencies as payment may be forming

Quick Take

  • In the past month, an Australian drink manufacturer and Telecom Argentina S.A have both been victims to ransomware attacks that demanded Monero.
  • These ransoms of demanding Monero may be one-off events, or it is the beginning of a new trend of illicit actors demanding cryptocurrencies that are private by default.

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