Extortionists want $500k in BTC not to poison Lenta's goods

Lenta hack $500k btc

The Russian trading network "Lenta" wrote a statement to the police because of a video message in which unidentified people demand to pay bitcoins in the amount of $500 thousand under the threat of food poisoning in stores. It is reported by Fontanka.

The ransomware’s video message was sent to the Lenta call center on August 13 from [email protected] Representatives of the distribution network said they did not intend to agree to the terms proposed by the ransomware.

“We went to the police,” the Lenta representatives said.

A criminal case has been instituted in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 207 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (knowingly false report about an act of terrorism committed in respect of objects of social infrastructure).

Lenta is the first largest chain of hypermarkets and the third among the largest retail chains in Russia. The company was founded in St. Petersburg in 1993. Manages 245 hypermarkets in 88 cities of Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, the Ural and Central regions.

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