The hacker who allegedly breached a Clicker Hero website is in custody after allegedly hacking the website’s “top” page and making off with $300,000, the FBI said Wednesday.
ClickerHero.com, the topmost page of the site, had been hacked in March 2016, but it was not immediately clear how the hack affected the top page.
A ransom demand for the $300k was reportedly placed on March 6, but the hacker never returned the money, the bureau said.
Clickers are the popular type of clicker that lets you click a button to answer a question.
It was the second such ransom demand made in a day, according to the FBI.
Click, on the other hand, is a type of digital answer.
The FBI said the ransom demand was made using a “suspected Russian-made malicious software.”
The FBI’s investigation into the breach was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division, the New York office of the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI’s Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section.