The following is a machine translation of an article by Felipe Payão: Lojas Renner allegedly had its system infected by ransomware this Thursday afternoon (19th). According to images posted on social networks, the company is already being extorted for the amount of US$ 1 billion to release the files, around R$ 5.4 billion at the current price of the currency. Images shared to TecMundo reveal that the ransomware message only requires the money, making it clear that there is no interest in leaking possibly obtained data. Information about the case is also mixed, with indications that the ransomware in question would be Defray777 — same family as RansomEXX — and the ransom value would be around US$ 1 billion. Read more on TecMundo. $1 billion? Did something translate incorrectly? I wish they had shown the actual images to verify, but both Google and Yandex do translate the story as reporting a $1 Billion ransom.