Ransom

6.17.19

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.

2.21.19

A Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Files Has Been Released

Someone has published the decryption key for the third layer of allegedly 9/11-linked documents from The Dark Overlord hacking group.

1.17.19

Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back

Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.

9.28.18

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.

8.8.17

HBO Hackers Demand Ransom After Leaking 'GoT' Stars' Phone Numbers

The note demands a multimillion-dollar payout to end the leaks.

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3.29.17

Cops Arrested a Bunch of People for Allegedly Trying to Rob Enzo Ferrari's Grave

Italian police say they thwarted a crime syndicate's plan to jack the auto legend's casket in an attempt to hold his remains for ransom.

3.21.17

Hackers: We Will Remotely Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom

“I just want my money,” one of the hackers said.

1.6.17

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.

8.16.16

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.

6.15.16

This is what it’s like to be held hostage by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

Five years ago, Warren Rodwell was kidnapped by the Islamist militants who held him hostage for 472 days. He shed light on what it's like to live under constant threat, and the people who were his caretakers.

5.5.16
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