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 – [...]