Users of the Plex media server and home theater software with forum accounts needed to change their passwords this morning. The change comes following an announcement from the company alerting users to a hack that compromised email address, messages and passwords. The hacker exploited a PHP vulnerability and is currently blackmailing Plex and their users – demanding a payment in bitcoin to prevent releasing the private information.
I gave them until the 3rd of this month to send 9.5 BTC to redacted or I would release all this data. This ransom is still active and on the 3rd: if no BTC payment is made, the ransom wll go up by 5 BTC – Savaka wrote in a letter claiming responsibility.
Eventually if no BTC payment is made, the data will be released via multiple torrent networks and there will be no more plex.tv
You can also pay me to remove your data from the content that’s going to be released by e-mailing redacted – If you send an e-mail without BTC ready to send, I will add your data to a special list.
At 4PM yesterday, July 1st, Plex learned that their blog