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A hacker is making the rounds on Git repositories such as GitHub and removing users' content from the platform. The attacker is asking for a ransom in bitcoin, but there may be a workaround.
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.
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.
The hacking entity, TheDarkOverlord, has leaked its second TV series. This time it was ABC's Steve Harvey's Funderdome episodes 1-8. In April, it leaked season five of Orange is the New Black.
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.
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 hacker going by the name "The Dark Overlord" has released episodes from the upcoming season of "Orange Is the New Black" after his ransom demand on Twitter was ignored by Netflix.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Apple users across Australia are receiving ransom notes, after their devices were locked up by cyber-criminals. There's no response from Apple yet but the issue seems to relate to unsecured Apple IDs