Pictured: an Acer exhibit booth at COMPUTEX Taipei, or the Taipei International Information Technology Show. (Quintin Lin, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Security researchers responded Monday to news of the REvil ransomware attack on computer and electronics manufacturer Acer late last week, mostly expressing shock over the $50 million price tag and advising the computer maker not to pay.

The incident was first reported in BleepingComputer. which said the REvil cybercriminal gang (also known as Sodinokibi) announced that it had breached Acer and shared some images of allegedly stolen files as proof. The leaked images consist of documents that include financial spreadsheets, bank balances and bank communications.

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