There’s been a surge of internet-connected smart devices that offer seeming upgrades over the normal, “dumb” versions of products, including features like remote access and control. But here’s one smart device that you might want to rethink attaching to your body—and, yeah, there's a Bitcoin twist.
Vice reports today that an app-controlled smart chastity cage product called Cellmate—which locks the wearer’s penis within a polycarbonate shell—was hacked, with the attacker taking control of the devices and demanding a ransom in Bitcoin from affected users.
The attacker reportedly locked the cages of several victims and demanded a ransom of 0.02 BTC (about $650 as of this writing) each to free them from their respective cage. “Your cock is mine now,” the attacker told one victim, according to screenshots shared with Vice by security researcher "Smelly" of vx-underground.