Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Hacker group Rex Mundi, which recently attempted to extort $15,000 from AmeriCash Advance and $50,000 from Drake International, now claim to have breached the servers of Belgian company Buy Way, and are demanding 20,000 Euros by Saturday morning to prevent the group from publishing the data online.
"We copied a table from the server's database that contains the names, DOB, email addresses and phones numbers of 580 loan applicants, along with the amounts of requested loans and the intended purposes of those loans," the hackers stated. "We have offered Buy Way not to publish this data on this Internet, for a small fee of course."
"To demonstrate that they do possess the data from the company’s databases, they’ve published a small sample comprising names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, the amount of money requested by the customers, the duration of the loan, and the purpose of the loan," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs.
Considering that the group's other recent victims haven't paid the group and have had their data published online, the outcome this time should be relatively easy to predict.