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April 24, 2018, 04:33:26 PM
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Ukraine on the news yet again,but not due to the corrupt goverment this time
hackers managed to deface the energy ministry's website,demanding the ransom of ... 0.1 bitcoins
the ransom page is highly unprofessional,also the demand is a joke,although some other sources say it is actually 10 bitcoins they are demanding not 0.1

read the full article here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-cyber/ukrainian-energy-ministry-website-hit-by-ransomware-attack-idUSKBN1HV0O3

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April 24, 2018, 05:35:16 PM
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Ukraine on the news yet again,but not due to the corrupt goverment this time
hackers managed to deface the energy ministry's website,demanding the ransom of ... 0.1 bitcoins
the ransom page is highly unprofessional,also the demand is a joke,although some other sources say it is actually 10 bitcoins they are demanding not 0.1

read the full article here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-cyber/ukrainian-energy-ministry-website-hit-by-ransomware-attack-idUSKBN1HV0O3

I live in Ukraine and we are televised through news that the website of the Ministry of Energy was actually hacked by hackers who later encrypted it and require 0.1 bitcoin or $ 900 for its decoding. Therefore, indeed, hackers require exactly 0.1 bitcoins, and not 10 bitcoins, because 900 dollars at the current rate is just about 0.1 bitcoin. Modest hackers in Ukraine, or work for them turned out to be a trifling and therefore they value it so low.

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April 27, 2018, 02:13:30 PM
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Ukraine on the news yet again,but not due to the corrupt goverment this time
hackers managed to deface the energy ministry's website,demanding the ransom of ... 0.1 bitcoins
the ransom page is highly unprofessional,also the demand is a joke,although some other sources say it is actually 10 bitcoins they are demanding not 0.1

read the full article here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-cyber/ukrainian-energy-ministry-website-hit-by-ransomware-attack-idUSKBN1HV0O3

I live in Ukraine and we are televised through news that the website of the Ministry of Energy was actually hacked by hackers who later encrypted it and require 0.1 bitcoin or $ 900 for its decoding. Therefore, indeed, hackers require exactly 0.1 bitcoins, and not 10 bitcoins, because 900 dollars at the current rate is just about 0.1 bitcoin. Modest hackers in Ukraine, or work for them turned out to be a trifling and therefore they value it so low.

the funny thing the defaced website is down
http://www.mev.gov.ua/en
so I guess they didn't pay 900$ and decided that they would recover it on their own
looks like it didn't work at all Smiley
what is most amusing is the ease with which the site was taken down for at least a couple of days
it is not Pentagon,of course,but the security there is lacking to put it mildly

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