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Hackers encrypt police files and demand $500 to decrypt. Police pay it.
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
04-08-2015, 09:57 PM #1
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Police pay $500 ransom to unlock encrypted files
Associated Press
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TEWKSBURY — A Massachusetts police department has fallen victim to a scam in which hackers encrypt the department's files and demand a ransom to unlock them.

Tewksbury Chief Timothy Sheehan tells The Boston Globe he felt he had no choice but to pay the $500 demanded by the hackers, because no one, not even private experts, could unencrypt the infected files.

The hackers demanded payment in Bitcoin, and sent through Tor, making it almost impossible to track.


That's just about the funniest story I've read today.

04-08-2015, 10:04 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,162 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
That's too fukn funny!!! lmao.gif

PS. I fixed the link in your first post.
ohnobody Show this Post
04-09-2015, 01:04 AM #3
ohnobody Incognito Anonymous
I thought we didn't give in to the demands of extortionists.
There's really no stopping it now...
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04-09-2015, 02:41 AM #4
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(04-09-2015, 01:04 AM)ohnobody Wrote:  I thought we didn't give in to the demands of extortionists.
There's really no stopping it now...

Most of us give in to the demands of extortionists, terrorists and thugs (aka government) everyday.
04-09-2015, 03:55 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,202 Threads:1,487 Joined:Feb 2011
lol.gif You gotta' watch who you piss off, not to mention a lot of PD's are still on WinXP.




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