Hacker Wants Near $5MM Ransom from Pemex

Hacker Wants Near $5MM Ransom from Pemex
The hacker behind a cyberattack that has crippled Petroleos Mexicanos's computer systems since the weekend is hoping to squeeze almost $5 million out of the company.

In a letter to its affected employees, Roadrunner said that the hacker modified the direct deposit information of some of its employees, but detected the changes before any funds had been transferred.It wasn’t clear if the 2018 breach at Roadrunner was the same one referenced by the person claiming to be involved in the Pemex hack.

--With assistance from Michael Riley and Cyntia Barrera Diaz.

To contact the reporters on this story:
Amy Stillman in Mexico City at astillman7@bloomberg.net;
William Turton in New York at wturton1@bloomberg.net;
Alyza Sebenius in Washington at asebenius@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
David Marino at dmarino4@bloomberg.net
Andrew Martin


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