Bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers of Calgary wine store

  • Our I.T. guy had to go out for us and purchase bitcoins in order to pay,’ owner Andrew Ferguson said.
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  • “Our I.T. guy had to go out for us and purchase bitcoins in order to pay what these guys are demanding,” said Ferguson, who speculates they wanted the virtual money as it’s more difficult to trace.
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@mcnulty_tara: “I wonder if it’s the same people?#calgaryU #hacked #bitcoin”


A Calgary liquor store has paid a ransom to regain access to its computers after hackers infected its database with a virus — and even got an unofficial receipt thanking it for its involuntary “purchase.”


Bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers of Calgary wine store