Plex Hacker Demands Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin is a favorite payment method for both people who enjoy the disruptive aspect of digital currency, as well as people with less positive ideas.  After the whole Bitcoin-related ransomware debacle which has been plaguing the entire world over the past few months, the person – or collective – responsible for hacking Plex earlier this week demands a Bitcoin ransom to be paid.

Plex Services Breached, User Password Reset MandatoryPlex Media Server

Despite the amazing implementations of technology which allow us to do virtually anything over the internet, it remains crystal clear that security systems are still a work in progress.  Not only are security breaches far more common in recent years than they have ever been before, more and more major services are being – successfully – breached by hackers.

Plex is the latest in a long list of services vulnerable to hacking attempts.  The centralized server containing forum and blog information from staff members and users was hacked on July 1st.  As a result, the hacker(s) managed to obtain sensitive user information, such as passwords, email addresses and IP addresses.

After the breach had been discovered, rather quickly, the Plex team

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