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Ponzi scheme meets ransomware for a doubly malicious attack

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 05:50

San Francisco

THE first message to pop up on the computer screen let the victims know they had been hacked. The second message gave them a way out.

The victim had a choice: pay the hackers a ransom of one bitcoin, a digital currency worth roughly US$2,365, in exchange for regaining

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