Plex Forums Hacked, Hacker Asked Ransom Money in Bitcoins
Plex Forums Hacked, Hacker Asked Ransom Money in BitcoinsReuters

Famous Media server Plex has reportedly been hacked by an unknown group of hackers.

Plex TV has posted in its official blog that the hacker was able to compromise some personal information including IP addresses, forum private messages, email addresses and passwords. But since the passwords were encrypted, the hacker group might take some time to decrypt them.

Plex has sent emails to all forum users to change passwords. In a preventive measure, Flex has reset passwords and took down the forum for the time being.

The blog post reads, "At this time, our forums remain offline while we complete our investigation. All other systems are online and operational."

The blog post also appealed all the forum members to choose a strong password combination and advised not to share it with anyone else.

Plex CTO Elan Feingold has written in a Reddit post, "worst case (that we know of! right now!) is they reverse the hashes on your forum passwords and use them to sign into So please, change your password," reported PC Mag.

The post further mentioned that the hacker group demanded a ransom worth 9.5 bitcoins, which roughly translates to around $2,400. They have asked to give the money by 3 July, if not paid, the amount will go up by 5 bitcoins or $1,270.

If you're unaware, Flex organises video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to smart TVs, streaming boxes and mobile devices. It is a media player system and software suite consisting of many player applications and an associated media server that organises personal media stored on local devices.

Flex Media Center and Flex Home Theater are based on Kodi, which was recently banned by Amazon.