Ransom

cybercrime

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.
Joseph Cox
2.21.19
Instagram

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.
Joseph Cox
1.17.19
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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

The note demands a multimillion-dollar payout to end the leaks.
River Donaghey
8.8.17
Cyberpunk'd

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

Life imitates art.
Mark Robinson
6.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Drew Schwartz
3.29.17
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
Art

A Ukrainian Militia Is Holding Dutch Masters' Paintings for Ransom

But these aren't the most savvy art thieves we've seen...
Beckett Mufson
12.9.15
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
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