“$ 1 Million within 48 Hours or All Information will be Published”

After the initial leak, the hackers who broke into the Cyberserve servers issued another ultimatum, in which they threatened to publish the personal details of about a million members of the dating site “Atref”, if a sum of one million dollars was not transferred to them within 48 hours.

Last night, the hacker group Black Shadow took responsibility for the intrusion into the servers of the Israeli company Cyberserve, which provides storage services to several large sites that were damaged in the cyber attack, which began last night and caused data to collapse from large sites such as Kavim, Pegasus and the LGBT dating site. – “Atar”.

A little while ago, the hacker group raised an “improved” ransom demand that demands a sum of one million dollars, and in return they will agree not to publish the personal details of about a million registered members on the “Atref” website. “No one from the Israeli government or the Cyberserve company came back to us after the attack was announced – so this is probably not a serious enough problem for them,” she said sarcastically, demanding the ransom, which was raised on their telegram.

“We know that everyone is concerned about the information from the Atref website, so we are making the following demand: If we are paid a million dollars within 48 hours, we will not publish the sensitive information we have.”

In this context, said the director general of the Israeli Internet Association, Yoram HaCohen: “It is in no way permissible to submit to the demands of the attackers. There is no guarantee that if the amount is paid the information will not be published, and worse – such a surrender will lead to further and increased attacks, due to what they perceive as an achievement. Moreover, if private surfers receive messages with demands for payment of ransom – they must immediately report to the police and not take any action beyond that. What needs to be done now is to refine online safety and privacy regulations, and provide all the support, physically and mentally, to those whose information has been disclosed. ”

“Following media reports, it is important for us to explain the situation with maximum transparency – as of Friday evening we are dealing with an Iranian cyber terror incident. As reported, a group of Iranian hackers attacked the servers hosting websites we developed. These servers sit in an external storage company (not ours). .

“From the moment we received alerts on the subject from the national cyber array, even before the event, we cooperated fully and closely and followed all the guidelines of the array. We continue to cooperate with them, all with the aim of bringing the event to an end in the best possible way.

At the moment, we are concentrating all our efforts on data recovery and re-uploading of the sites, and we work closely with all the relevant parties in the State of Israel. “When we have new information about how the attack was carried out, and any update, we promise to update as soon as possible and transparently.”

The management of the Atref website stated:

“Following the publications in the media, and in coordination with the Privacy Authority and according to its instructions, we are pleased to announce that as of Friday evening we are dealing with an Iranian cyber terrorist incident, in which a group of hackers attacked the hosting servers of many Israeli sites, including Atref.

As part of the hacking of the servers, records containing details of some of the users of the site were published.
The company works to return the service only after it is fully secured, including resetting passwords for all users. We encourage users to change passwords on other sites – if they have used the same password. We work in full cooperation with the national cyber system and follow its guidelines.

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After the initial leak, the hackers who broke into the Cyberserve servers issued another ultimatum, in which they threatened to publish the personal details of about a million members of the dating site "Atref", if a sum of one million dollars was not transferred to them within 48 hours.

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