Hacker demands Bitcoin ransom to stop porn flood on ransomware forum

Hacker demands Bitcoin ransom to stop porn flood on ransomware forum

Ransomware crew Babuk recently beefed up security for its new forum after rival hackers demanded Bitcoin to stop bombarding the site with orgy porn GIFs.

Launched in May, Babuk’s RAMP forum was intended to be a safe space in which ransomware fans could talk shop.

Babuk’s site has now been hit with its own incident: an anonymous spammer is flooding the ransomware forum with same-sex smut.

They demanded $5,000 in Bitcoin or the torrential hardcore porn would continue.

Babuk responded by wiping the post. Then the entire forum. Unfortunately, the NSFW posts raged on.

Ransomware forum goes private

Cybersecurity researchers have since found the site toughened its entry requirements to weed out potential bad actors.

  • RAMP applicants must share their existing profiles from established sites XSS or Exploit.
  • The accounts must be at least two months old and have at least 10 views.
  • You can pay $500 to join RAMP without meeting these requirements.

Indeed, RAMP was meant to signal Babuk’s triumphant return to the ransomware scene. So far, not great.

Despite only appearing in the wild in January, the group declared retirement in April after an audacious cyberattack on the DC police department leaked troves of sensitive data online.

[Read more: Black hat hackers hit white hats with ransomware, demand $70M Bitcoin]

However, Baduk’s plan to host the world’s premier ransomware forum was plagued with problems long before the porn avalanche.

RAMP was reportedly gaining little-to-no traction before this incident, while Babuk’s original idea — a leak site for hackers called Payload.bin — folded without making a dent.

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[H/T: The Record]

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