A hacker has gained access to the server that stores emails at Colorado Springs Fox affiliate KXRM. The hacker is demanding money in exchange for returning control of the servers to the station:
Sometime overnight Sunday the server that stores our emails was hacked, and the person(s) responsible is literally holding our information for ransom, asking for $5,000 to unlock the data he scrambled.
Our engineers did some research and found this hacker hit a number of servers around the globe, but the FBI has not been able to find him because he is using ghost addresses.
KXRM is asking viewers to “bear with us if you are trying to contact us by email.”