CWT Travel Agency Faces $4.5M Ransom in Cyberattack, Report

CWT, a giant in the corporate travel agency world with a global clientele, may have faced payment of $4.5 million to unknown hackers in the wake of a ransomware attack.

Independent malware hunter @JAMESWT tweeted on Thursday that a malware sample used against CWT (formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel) had been uploaded to VirusTotal on July 27; he also included a ransom note indicating that the ransomware in question is Ragnar Locker.

In a media statement to Threatpost, CWT confirmed the cyberattack, which it said took place this past weekend: “We can confirm that after temporarily shutting down our systems as a precautionary measure, our systems are back online and the incident has now ceased.”

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Source: ThreatPost