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The worst cyber attacks of 2021

January 3, 2022

CNA Financial, one of the largest insurance companies in the US, reportedly paid a $40 ransom to restore access to its files following a ransomware attack that took

According to Bloomberg, CNA Financial opted to pay the ransom two weeks after the security breach because it was not able to restore its operations. Bloomberg was informed about the payment by two people familiar with the attack.

The systems at the company were infected with the Phoenix Locker, a variant of ransomware tracked as Hades that was part of the arsenal of the cybercrime group known as Evil Corp.

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