Unidentified persons threatened to disrupt the navigation systems of the airport Domodedovo, if they do not pay the several hundred bitcoins. This was reported “Interfax” with reference to sources in the company that owns the Moscow airport.
A letter with the requirements received in the mail the contact center airport, after which the administration has tightened the security control systems of the terminal and airfield. According to management representatives, this is a standard action:
When you receive anonymous threats provides a standard procedure to ensure security. This case is no exception. Threats the airport there.
Media reported that Domodedovo is now functioning normally.
Interestingly, recently a similar attack targeted the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine: on April 24 of this year, the Ministry website was hacked, it was posted a ransom note in the amount of one-tenth of a bitcoin ($900 at the time). However, in the Ministry claimed that hackers demanded ten bitcoins ($92 000).
The attackers gave the Ministry 10 hours to meet the demands, threatening in case of refusal to remove from the site all files. Apparently, the threat was never carried out.
Even earlier, in June 2015, a group of Ukrainian hackers Dillinger team blackmailed Russian retailer calls about mining. The victim then was “adamant” Fortgroup “Magnit”, which demanded a ransom in bitcoins. For example, “adamant” extorted 150 bitcoins, but later the amount was reduced to 60. Subsequently, the media reported that the security personnel Fortgroup allegedly went to Kharkiv and was able to “solve the issue” with members of the group, but credible evidence for this is not.