Neowin News Feed for: Ransom https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/ransom/ Neowin News Feed for: Ransom en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Git repositories are being compromised by a hacker demanding a ransom in bitcoin https://www.neowin.net/news/git-repositories-are-being-compromised-by-a-hacker-demanding-a-ransom-in-bitcoin/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/11/1543476286_cybersecurity_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/git-repositories-are-being-compromised-by-a-hacker-demanding-a-ransom-in-bitcoin">Read more...</a> joao.carrasqueira@neowin.net (João Carrasqueira) Sat, 04 May 2019 01:34:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/git-repositories-are-being-compromised-by-a-hacker-demanding-a-ransom-in-bitcoin Further details emerge on sextortion scam that uses your real passwords to deceive you https://www.neowin.net/news/further-details-emerge-on-sextortion-scam-that-uses-your-real-passwords-to-deceive-you/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/10/1508843982_password_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/further-details-emerge-on-sextortion-scam-that-uses-your-real-passwords-to-deceive-you">Read more...</a> hamza.jawad@neowin.net (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:36:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/further-details-emerge-on-sextortion-scam-that-uses-your-real-passwords-to-deceive-you CD Projekt Red threatened with release of stolen materials for upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 https://www.neowin.net/news/cd-projekt-red-threatened-with-release-of-stolen-materials-for-upcoming-game-cyberpunk-2077/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/06/1496940999_screen_shot_2017-06-08_at_9.56.02_am_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/cd-projekt-red-threatened-with-release-of-stolen-materials-for-upcoming-game-cyberpunk-2077">Read more...</a> timi.cantisano@neowin.net (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cd-projekt-red-threatened-with-release-of-stolen-materials-for-upcoming-game-cyberpunk-2077 TheDarkOverlord strikes again, releases unaired ABC show https://www.neowin.net/news/thedarkoverlord-strikes-again-releases-unaired-abc-show/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/06/1496694708_funderdome_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/thedarkoverlord-strikes-again-releases-unaired-abc-show">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:12:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/thedarkoverlord-strikes-again-releases-unaired-abc-show Pirates of the Caribbean has been pirated, with hackers demanding ransom from Disney https://www.neowin.net/news/pirates-of-the-caribbean-has-been-pirated-with-hackers-demanding-ransom-from-disney/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/05/1494905500_pirates_of_the_caribbean_5_dead_men_tell_no_tales_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/pirates-of-the-caribbean-has-been-pirated-with-hackers-demanding-ransom-from-disney">Read more...</a> jarir.kanji@neowin.net (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Tue, 16 May 2017 04:14:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/pirates-of-the-caribbean-has-been-pirated-with-hackers-demanding-ransom-from-disney 'Orange Is the New Black' hacker apparently has 36 more shows he's asking a ransom for https://www.neowin.net/news/orange-is-the-new-black-hacker-apparently-has-36-more-shows-hes-asking-a-ransom-for/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/05/1493796609_larsonstudioslogo_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/orange-is-the-new-black-hacker-apparently-has-36-more-shows-hes-asking-a-ransom-for">Read more...</a> florin.bodnarescu@neowin.net (Florin Bodnarescu ) Wed, 03 May 2017 08:48:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/orange-is-the-new-black-hacker-apparently-has-36-more-shows-hes-asking-a-ransom-for Hacker releases episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" after failing to receive ransom https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-releases-episodes-of-orange-is-the-new-black-after-failing-to-receive-ransom/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/netflixxboxonenew_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-releases-episodes-of-orange-is-the-new-black-after-failing-to-receive-ransom">Read more...</a> shreyas.gandhe@neowin.net (Shreyas Gandhe) Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:46:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hacker-releases-episodes-of-orange-is-the-new-black-after-failing-to-receive-ransom Hackers threaten to remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays a ransom [Update] https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-threaten-to-remotely-wipe-iphones-unless-apple-pays-a-ransom/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/12/shutterstock_225548206_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-threaten-to-remotely-wipe-iphones-unless-apple-pays-a-ransom">Read more...</a> justin.luna@neowin.net (Justin Luna) Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:12:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-threaten-to-remotely-wipe-iphones-unless-apple-pays-a-ransom Hotel pays Bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms https://www.neowin.net/news/hotel-pays-bitcoin-ransom-after-guests-are-locked-out-of-rooms/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/01/1485619251_rfid-hotel-keycards_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/hotel-pays-bitcoin-ransom-after-guests-are-locked-out-of-rooms">Read more...</a> mike@mbf.me.uk (Michael Firth) Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:20:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hotel-pays-bitcoin-ransom-after-guests-are-locked-out-of-rooms UK firms lost 21 times more revenue to ransomware than US companies https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-firms-lost-21-times-more-revenue-to-ransomware-than-us-companies/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/csm_petya-ransomsite_8ebf23a247_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-firms-lost-21-times-more-revenue-to-ransomware-than-us-companies">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:56:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-firms-lost-21-times-more-revenue-to-ransomware-than-us-companies Petya ransomware reportedly encrypts hard drives, manipulates operating system boot process https://www.neowin.net/news/petya-ransomware-reportedly-encrypts-hard-drives-manipulates-operating-system-boot-process/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/csm_petya_98d3b027ca_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/petya-ransomware-reportedly-encrypts-hard-drives-manipulates-operating-system-boot-process">Read more...</a> IanWGinos@Outlook.com (Ian Ginos) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/petya-ransomware-reportedly-encrypts-hard-drives-manipulates-operating-system-boot-process CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware makes it increasingly difficult to recover encrypted data https://www.neowin.net/news/cryptowall-40-ransomware-makes-it-increasingly-difficult-to-recover-encrypted-data/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/06/shutterstock_86238010_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/cryptowall-40-ransomware-makes-it-increasingly-difficult-to-recover-encrypted-data">Read more...</a> IanWGinos@Outlook.com (Ian Ginos) Mon, 09 Nov 2015 23:12:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cryptowall-40-ransomware-makes-it-increasingly-difficult-to-recover-encrypted-data Apple devices are being hacked across Australia; users receiving ransom demands https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-devices-are-being-hacked-across-australia-users-receiving-ransom-demands">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 May 2014 09:13:17 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-devices-are-being-hacked-across-australia-users-receiving-ransom-demands