During my trading career, (15 yrs), I have ... knowingly, 3 times been hacked.
Once, my email was hacked, and a bank account number, I was supposed to pay £3k into, was changed, to another .. so, the hacker, got the trf. Pretty sneaky, and clever .. if u ignore the loss.
Last week, my servers were targeted, and all files were encrypted .. a message was left, saying I could get the encryption key, for 1 bit coin .. about $2k.
I declined .. and had the server re-built.
Its a warning .. in this digital age, few things are safe. 2 factor authentication is v useful, as are other methods, of storing passwords.
The most worrying thing, was I had no idea, how they got into the servers .. as nothing was downloaded to them .. it must have been a Windows vulnerability .. and, I have now applied all patches/changed passwords etc.
Not good... but, is one of the prices, of this digital age.
In other news .. A certain Irish airline, had a late take-off, by about a hr. This caused me to miss the shuttle, from returning airport, to train station, which caused a further delay, in catching said train.
The survey request, from Irish airline, was completed .. not happy.