Neowin News Feed for: Ransom Neowin News Feed for: Ransom en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Git repositories are being compromised by a hacker demanding a ransom in bitcoin <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A hacker is making the rounds on Git repositories such as GitHub and removing users&#039; content from the platform. The attacker is asking for a ransom in bitcoin, but there may be a workaround. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Sat, 04 May 2019 01:34:02 +0000 Further details emerge on sextortion scam that uses your real passwords to deceive you <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More details regarding an ongoing sextortion scam have emerged, including reports that over $30,000 has been paid in ransom to the hackers by people who were scammed by this new form of ransomware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:36:02 +0000 CD Projekt Red threatened with release of stolen materials for upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Developer CD Projekt Red has been threatened with leaks pertaining to its upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077. The firm will not be complying, which means we could see unofficial details emerge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:08:01 +0000 TheDarkOverlord strikes again, releases unaired ABC show <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC&#039;s Steve Harvey&#039;s Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:12:02 +0000 Pirates of the Caribbean has been pirated, with hackers demanding ransom from Disney <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hackers have apparently obtained a copy of the upcoming fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and are demanding a ransom from Disney with the threat of releasing it online. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Tue, 16 May 2017 04:14:01 +0000 'Orange Is the New Black' hacker apparently has 36 more shows he's asking a ransom for <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hacker who leaked Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black is apparently in possession of 36 other shows and movies, which he intends to release unless a ransom is paid by the targeted companies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Wed, 03 May 2017 08:48:02 +0000 Hacker releases episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" after failing to receive ransom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A hacker going by the name &quot;The Dark Overlord&quot; has released episodes from the upcoming season of &quot;Orange Is the New Black&quot; after his ransom demand on Twitter was ignored by Netflix. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:46:01 +0000 Hackers threaten to remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays a ransom [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of hackers are threatening to wipe millions of iPhones, including iCloud accounts, unless Apple pays a ransom before April 7. They are demanding $75,000 worth of Bitcoins to settle the issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:12:02 +0000 Hotel pays Bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A hotel fell victim to hackers who managed to take control of its electronic key system, making it impossible for guests to access their rooms. A ransom of €1,500 was paid to restore the system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:20:01 +0000 UK firms lost 21 times more revenue to ransomware than US companies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new report that polled over 500 IT heads at companies in different countries, ransomware infections are becoming more and more of a problem, especially for companies in the UK. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:56:01 +0000 Petya ransomware reportedly encrypts hard drives, manipulates operating system boot process <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new type of ransomware has been discovered that encrypts entire hard drives instead of individual files. Dubbed Petya, the ransomware also encrypts data during the operating system boot process. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ian Ginos) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:32:01 +0000 CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware makes it increasingly difficult to recover encrypted data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest version of the CryptoWall ransomware now deletes all restore points on an infected system and introduces new changes to intimidate users and to avoid detection by anti-malware software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ian Ginos) Mon, 09 Nov 2015 23:12:01 +0000 Apple devices are being hacked across Australia; users receiving ransom demands <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/133754142ipadmini.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple users across Australia are receiving ransom notes, after their devices were locked up by cyber-criminals. There&#039;s no response from Apple yet but the issue seems to relate to unsecured Apple IDs <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 May 2014 09:13:17 +0000