US insurance giant CNA Financial paid $40 million ransom to regain control of systems: report

One of the largest insurance companies in the United States, CNA Financial, reportedly agreed to a $40 million payment to restore access to its systems following a ransomware attack.

According to Bloomberg, the $40 million payment — which is $10 million more than the highest attempted demand of $30 million in 2020, already double the highest attempted extortion figure of 2019 at $15 million — was paid out two weeks after ransomware crippled CNA Financial’s networks.

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Source: ZDNet