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Plex forum got hacked

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Deal Guru
Apr 8, 2013
10205 posts

Plex forum got hacked

Plex's forum data is being held for ransom ... ach-ransom

The movie streaming service Plex has been hacked, with an attacker attempting to hold the service for ransom, according to an email sent out to subscribers earlier today. The hackers claimed to have gained control of the server hosting user forums, and demanded a bitcoin payment to prevent the full release of the server's data. Plex confirmed independently that the server housing its forum and blog had been compromised, but said any associated passwords were hashed and salted, making them unusable without serious and sustained decryption efforts. The service declined to pay the ransom, automatically resetting passwords for any affected users.

"I gave them until the 3rd of this month to send 9.5 BTC," said the attacker in a message posted to Plex's hacked forum. "This ransom is still active and on the 3rd: if no BTC payment is made, the ransom wll go up by 5 BTC. Eventually if no BTC payment is made, the data will be released via multiple torrent networks and there will be no more[/QUOTE]
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Deal Fanatic
Jul 26, 2014
5219 posts
Sorry I'm lost here, why should anyone care about plex data? It's just a bunch of illegally dld movies and a login...

How does this kill plex lmao, if last pass is still alive after a hac..