One of the more common and destructive computer crimes to emerge over the past few years involves ransomware — malicious code that quietly scrambles all of the infected user’s documents and files with very strong encryption. A ransom, to be paid in Bitcon, is demanded in exchange for a key to unlock the files. Well, now it appears fraudsters are developing ransomware that does the same but for Web sites — essentially holding the site’s files, pages and images for ransom.
Thanks for the bitcoins! @Swedbank Nobody will now touch your website.— CocaineSecurity (@CocaineSecurity) November 7, 2015
@PogoWasRight We haven’t paid anyone. We have reported the person behind this to the police. — Swedbank Sverige (@Swedbank) November 9, 2015
@PogoWasRight @Swedbank Wanna go down again? We do bite — CocaineSecurity (@CocaineSecurity) November 9, 2015