December 11, 2023

Hackers hacked the PayBito cryptocurrency exchange

The group operating the LockBit ransomware virus gained access to confidential exchange informationPayBito. Hackers were able to steal the data of more than 100,000 site users.

Attackers were able to steal personal datausers from the US and other countries of the world, as well as password hashes, according to Security Affairs. In addition, personal data and email addresses of site administrators became available to hackers.

The group is now demanding a ransom incryptocurrency from PayBito. Otherwise, the data of users and administrators are promised to be made publicly available. The attackers gave the management of the site to think until February 21. The ransom amount is not indicated on the group’s website; most likely, the hackers will announce the amount in bitcoins directly when communicating with PayBito representatives.

The LockBit ransomware is able to detect the language settings on an infected computer and does not encrypt files for users in Eastern Europe.