Rex Mundi hackers threaten to publish the databases of 300 websites if the Belgian company that designed them, Webassur, fails to pay them €5,000 ($6,600) by Monday.
“We have been busy little bees this week, hacking our way into over 300 Belgian lending and insurance websites (full list below),” they wrote in a statement
“What do all of these websites have in common? Well, they have all been designed by the same company called Webassur. The geniuses running this company apparently thought it would be a bold, brave idea to store all of their websites' data into the same SQL database.”
The cybercriminals claim to possess the details of the company’s customers and information stolen from the databases of the 300 websites.
They demanded €5,000 ($6,600), but they claim that the company doesn’t seem to be willing to comply.
“If someone trusts you with the security of their data, the least you could do, in our opinion, is to man up if your server gets breached and pay up,” the hackers noted.
They threaten that if the firm fails to pay up by Monday, it will have the same fate as the other organizations targeted in a similar way by the group.
Rex Mundi are somewhat famous for being extortionists. Back in June, they threatened to leak
sensitive information from payday loans company AmeriCash if its representatives refused to pay $20,000 (€16,000).
At the time, AmeriCash said that it would not give in to such threats. However, that didn’t seem to discourage the hackers and at the end of August they did the same thing with another company: France-based Credipret.
Credipret also refused to pay the €5,000 ($6,000) ransom so the cybercriminals leaked their customers’ details online.