A Calgary wine store paid a ransom this week to regain access to a computers after hackers putrescent a database with a virus — and even got an unaccepted receipt thanking it for a contingent “purchase.”
The Kensington Wine Market’s database was pounded with ransomware — a form of malware.
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“It doesn’t take your data, it doesn’t take it, though it thatch it so that we can’t use it,” pronounced owner Andrew Ferguson.
“Whoever has finished this is going to reason it for release to try to get a discerning sire out of we to get it back.”
The hackers demanded $500 in bitcoin — a form of digital currency.
“Our I.T. man had to go out for us and squeeze bitcoins in sequence to compensate what these guys are demanding,” pronounced Ferguson, who speculates they wanted the virtual money as it’s some-more formidable to trace.