SILENCE OF THE SCAMS: Petya victims are told NOT to pay cyber ransom after hackers’ emails are disabled

The hackers request a sum of around £234 in bitcoin and email the receipt to an email address at wowsmith123456@posteo.net.

Upon receiving a receipt, the hackers say they will decrypt any files and return the computer to normal working order.

But yesterday email provider Posteo announced that it had disabled that address – so the crooks won’t receive any emails that are sent.

 

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