Beef chow mein with ransomware on the side

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Beef Chow Mien with ransomware on the sideCyber criminals have been feeding on customers of the Mr Chow Chinese restaurant chain. Exploiting vulnerabilities in Mr Chow’s outdated CMS, the mystery hackers installed Darkleech ransomware on its website and demanded an unpalatable ransom of more than £500 from site visitors whose devices became infected.

This is not the first case of restaurant hacking – Jamie Oliver suffered a similar fate in 2015. Arguably, many smaller operation restaurants may not spend much time or thought on securing their websites, making these types of businesses a perfect target for hackers. Still, it makes for a change from salmonella…