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#Ransom

# ransom - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers
# Darkside
# Darkside

US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers

Jun 8th 2021, 7:02 AM 28,710 Views 7 Comments

The cyberattack caused short-term fuel shortages and drew attention to the broader threat that of the burgeoning ransomware industry.

# ransom - Sunday 16 May, 2021

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated May 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 81,506 Views 91 Comments
  • Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
  • The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
  • The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'

# ransom - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,202 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid

# ransom - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal
# Maynooth University
# Maynooth University

Maynooth University confirms it was victim of cyberattack in which ransom was paid to cybercriminal

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:32 PM 69,417 Views 35 Comments

NUIG in July also confirmed it was a victim of the widespread attack.

# ransom - Thursday 3 January, 2019

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack
# Bitcoin
# Bitcoin

At least 3,226 user records compromised in Luas cyber attack

Updated Jan 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 42,588 Views 52 Comments

The records of those who had signed up for the Luas newsletter had been compromised, Transdev said this afternoon.

# ransom - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash
# Emotional Toll
From The42
# Emotional Toll

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash

Jul 3rd 2018, 12:35 PM 8,644 Views 8 Comments

The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.

# ransom - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Poll: If your computer was hacked, would you pay the €264 ransom?

Jun 28th 2017, 8:41 AM 23,031 Views 60 Comments

This is the second worldwide cyber attack of this year – so what would you do if it happened to you?

# ransom - Friday 12 May, 2017

'This was an international attack': NHS plunged into chaos in large-scale cyber hack
# Held To Ransom
# Held To Ransom

'This was an international attack': NHS plunged into chaos in large-scale cyber hack

May 12th 2017, 8:36 PM 39,361 Views 78 Comments

Theresa May has said the cyber attack wasn’t specifically targeting the NHS.

# ransom - Thursday 29 September, 2016

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby
# Abduction
# Abduction

German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby

Sep 29th 2016, 10:39 PM 19,531 Views 28 Comments

The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.

# ransom - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
# Jumpei Yasuda
# Jumpei Yasuda

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

Mar 17th 2016, 7:49 AM 11,323 Views 6 Comments

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# ransom - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

Jan 18th 2016, 9:16 AM 12,360 Views 13 Comments

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# ransom - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Kidnapped teenage girl found dead in Germany
# Ransom Note
# Ransom Note

Kidnapped teenage girl found dead in Germany

Aug 18th 2015, 4:17 PM 55,233 Views 36 Comments

A ransom for her safe return was set at over €1 million.

# ransom - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist
# Ransom
# Ransom

Jordan demanding proof pilot is still alive before handing over female jihadist

Jan 29th 2015, 6:37 PM 15,638 Views 52 Comments

The bargaining is taking place in public between Jordan and ISIS.

# ransom - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution
# Ransom
# Ransom

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution

Jan 24th 2015, 4:13 PM 14,361 Views 58 Comments

It is not yet clear whether the video shows two kidnapped Japanese hostages.

# ransom - Friday 16 January, 2015

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages
# Syria
# Syria

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages

Jan 16th 2015, 5:42 PM 11,437 Views 7 Comments

The women were kidnapped last July.

# ransom - Monday 16 June, 2014

# ransom - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

French hostages released after three years return to France
# Kidnapping
# Kidnapping

French hostages released after three years return to France

Oct 30th 2013, 11:45 AM 8,537 Views 4 Comments

The four men were kidnapped in 2010 by the North African wing of al-Qaida.

# ransom - Monday 27 May, 2013

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Teen rescued after kidnappers lured him through Facebook

May 27th 2013, 2:15 PM 16,085 Views 9 Comments

The culprits started chatting to the 13-year-old six months ago.

# ransom - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Snowman abducted in Wicklow
# Find Frosty
From The Daily Edge
# Find Frosty

Snowman abducted in Wicklow

Nov 27th 2012, 3:12 PM 8,533 Views 23 Comments

The first 48 hours are crucial…

# ransom - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
# Ransom
# Ransom

Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom

Nov 20th 2012, 10:15 AM 4,805 Views 4 Comments

Armed intruders demanded the ransom from the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after holding his accountant hostage for a night.

# ransom - Friday 20 July, 2012

€15 million paid for hostage release
# Ransom
# Ransom

€15 million paid for hostage release

Jul 20th 2012, 1:29 PM 7,067 Views 9 Comments

Sahara Islamists say they’ll keep kidnapping westerners after getting €5m each for 3 Europeans released this week.

# ransom - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela
# Snatched
From The42
# Snatched

Major league catcher kidnapped in Venezuela

Nov 10th 2011, 11:01 AM 109 Views 0 Comments

Wilson Ramos, a 24-year-old who just finished his rookie season with the Washington Nationals, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men.

# ransom - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Mikel family receive ransom demand
# Cash Only
From The42
# Cash Only

Mikel family receive ransom demand

Aug 18th 2011, 12:52 PM 186 Views 0 Comments

The family of Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi have reportedly received a ransom demand for the release of the player’s father.