According to BleepingComputer, after being attacked by the ransomware HIVE, the National Bank of Zambia refused to pay the ransom and returned a link of a male genitalia picture, which probably meant to tell hackers to suck my 🍆
The National Bank of Zambia announced that on May 9 2022, the bank experienced an outage of some of its information technology systems due to a cyber attack.
However, the bank representative not only refused to pay the ransom, but also passed “14m3-sk1llz” to the hackers. (Note: 14m3-sk1llz = lame skills), and even sent a link of a male genitalia picture.
According to Bloomberg, IT director said, “All of our core systems are still up and running … not much sensitive data has actually been shipped out.”
And here is the announcement of the bank.
In summary, the National Bank of Zambia boldly stood against a ransomware attack, refusing to pay the ransom and responding defiantly to the hackers. This incident showcases the bank’s resilience and determination in the face of cyber threats.
- National bank hit by ransomware trolls hackers with dick pics (bleepingcomputer.com)
- Ransomware Attackers Get Short Shrift From Zambian Central Bank – Bloomberg
- Bank refuses to pay ransom to hackers, sends dick pics instead • Graham Cluley
- The announcement of BOZ – Disruption_IT_Services.pdf (boz.zm)