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Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

Hackers blackmail milliondollar site

`The FBI is investigating the hijacking of milliondollarhomepage.com – the website that earned $1m (566,000) for its British creator Alex Tew by hosting micro-advertisements – by hackers who demanded a ransom to restore the site.

Mr Tew was sent a demand for $50,000 by e-mail by a hacker, believed to be Russian. When he refused, the website crashed.

The e-mail, which was made available exclusively to the Financial Times, read: “Hello u website is under us atack to stop the DDoS send us 50000$.”‘

Follow-up to The Million Dollar Homepage.




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