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Post time 2017-5-16 11:40:01 |Display all floors
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Global cyber chaos keeps spreading following the weekend's worldwide ransomeware cyberattack. Taiwan was hit by another ransomeware virus named "Thundercrypt" earlier. Some victims tried to bargain with the hackers, and succeeded.

Taiwanese netizen Chen Zicong, who fell victim to the "Thundercrypt" attack, sent an email to the hacker, saying "I only earn $400 a month. Are you really gonna do this to me?", according to a facebook group爆料公社.

The hacker replied, agreeing to unlock his computer for free.

Another netizen 蓄势待发 shared personal experience of bargaining with the hacker at the forum mobile01.

The hacker agreed to reduce the price from 0.345 BTC to to 0.145 BTC, saying they largely overestimated national income of Asian countries.

Seeing that there's room for bargaining, the netizen asked if they can further reduce the price to 0.02 BTC, adding that he will write posts testifying for the usefulness of paying ransom.

The hacker agreed and unlocked his computer. the hacker also promised not to attack his computer again and even warned him of other internet threats.

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Post time 2017-5-16 12:37:40 |Display all floors
These hackers seem t be very genial and social beasts. And racist - all Asians not the price for returning their files lowered while Westerners must pay through their big noses...

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Post time 2017-5-16 12:40:25 |Display all floors
This is very difficult to believe

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