03 Jul '15, 1am

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data: Video streaming service Plex has reset user passwords a...

Video streaming service Plex has reset user passwords after it was breached by a hacker who threatened to release stolen data unless he’s paid a ransom. The company found out on Wednesday that a server hosting its forum and blog had been compromised, Chris Curtis, a Plex support engineer, said in a blog post . Information including IP addresses, email addresses, private forum messages and encrypted passwords were exposed. Someone going by the nickname “Savata” claimed responsibility for the breach and threatened to release the data on torrent networks if a ransom wasn’t paid in bitcoins. Savata asked for 9.5 bitcoins (US$2,400) but wrote that the ransom would increase to 14.5 bitcoins if it wasn’t paid by Friday, according to a copy of the message posted on Reddit. “I don’t care who the BTC comes from as long as the payment is made: no data will be released,” Savata wrote....

Full article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2944112/plex-hacker-demand...

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