Ransom

Instagram

Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage

Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Joseph Cox
9.28.18
Cyberpunk'd

'Witcher' Developer Says Hackers Have Compromised Its Next Big Game

Life imitates art.
Mark Robinson
6.8.17
Ransom

Hackers: We Will Remotely Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom

“I just want my money,” one of the hackers said.
Joseph Cox
3.21.17
News

Copycat Hackers Are Holding More Than 1,000 Databases for Ransom

Hackers have found yet another way to monetize the shitty security of internet users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.6.17
News

Popular Ransomware Earns $195,000 In a Month, Report Says

And its creators can make as much as $946,000 per year, according to an estimate.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.16
News

Cybercriminals Promise to Donate Ransom To Charity (SUUUURE!)

Yeah, OK.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.5.16
short circuit

Ransom Demanded from UK's TalkTalk After Third Cyberattack This Year

The personal data of the company's 4 million customers may be at risk.
Nicholas Deleon
10.23.15
News

Hacker Has Sudden Change of Heart and Gives Ransomware Victims Their Files Back

After making $169, hacker was "very sorry."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.3.15
Motherboard Blog

Hey Hackers, Today's the Deadline: Where Are Romney's Tax Returns?

Looks like that news spike about those hackers taking Romney's tax records for ransom has dampened. Waiting on hands and knees for a comment from a Romney campaign spokesperson, I've come across Death and Taxes speculation as well as The Tennessean...
Daniel Stuckey
9.28.12
Motherboard Blog

Will Romney Pay Tax Return Ransom?

As Bitfloor.com (the U.S.' largest Bitcoin site) services have come grinding to a halt in the wake of a "$250,000 theft of its currency":http://www.techspot.com/news/50043-bitfloor-breached-hacker-makes-off-with-250000-in-bitcoins.html, two questions...
Daniel Stuckey
9.6.12