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Capital Region moving company hacked, ransom demanded

Jun 10, 2021 5:30 am

Rick Karlin is reporting for the Times Union Arnoff Moving and Storage, a well-known Capital Region moving company, appears to have been hacked by the same Russian-speaking crew that two weeks ago temporarily crippled one of the nation’s largest meat-packing companies. “It’s all still being investigated. It certainly seems that way,” company vice president Dan Arnoff said. The hackers, who claim to be the REevil group, are seeking an unspecified ransom to return the data they say they stole. News about the Arnoff hack has been posted on at least one location on the dark web. The posting included an image of a $634.48 payment for a customer’s use of a 20-foot container. It also had a subcontractor’s tax identification form, or W-9 and a note saying all data will be sold next week. “We started to become aware of some systems issues on Thursday of last week,” Arnoff said, explaining that the company website was down for a while. Moving company officials eventually found text files directing them to a website for directions on how to get their data back. Arnoff said there is no current indication that any data was released to the public and he has notified the FBI and the Duchess County sheriff's office. The business' insurance company, Travelers, is handling most of Arnoff's dealings with the hackers. Read the full story in the Times Union.