London: According to reports, a group of hackers was found to extorting millions of dollars from the company to “make the world a better place”, cybercriminal experts know nothing about it.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) news report, the gang posted a $10,000 bitcoin donation receipt to two charities in a post on the dark web. One of them, the International Children’s Fund refused to keep the money.
The hackers claimed in a blog post on October 13 that they only targeted ransomware attacks and targeted large profitable companies.
The hacker clarified that these attacks made the organization’s IT system hostage until the ransom was paid.
They wrote: “We think that it’s fair that some of the money the companies have paid will go to charity.
“No matter how bad you think our work is, we are pleased to know that we helped changed someone’s life. Today we sent (sic) the first donations.”
Children’s International is a global non-profit humanitarian organization that supports children, families and communities in India, the Philippines, Colombia, Ecuador, Zambia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States.
An International Children’s Fund spokesperson told the BBC: “If the donation is related to hacking, we have no intention of keeping it.”