It turns out that internet connect chastity penis locks with poor security is a very bad idea.
I know what you are thinking, "What, did hackers hold someone's penis for ransom?"
Why yes, someone was hacking these devices to take command of their joy stick, and they were demanding Bitcoin to unlock the device, and hence the penis.
Thankfully no one was actually wearing the "Chastity Cages" at the time.
Full disclosure: I did not even know that such a device existed, either with or without internet connectivity, until I read about this today.
My penis is in a long term exclusive engagement with Sharon*, thank
you very much:
A hacker took control of people's internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin to unlock it.
"Your cock is mine now," the hacker told one of the victims, according to a screenshot of the conversation obtained by a security researcher that goes by the name Smelly and is the founder of vx-underground, a website that collects malware samples.
In October of last year, security researchers found that the manufacturer of an Internet of Things chastity cage—a sex toy that users put around their penis to prevent erections that is used in the BDSM community and can be unlocked remotely—had left an API exposed, giving malicious hackers a chance to take control of the devices. That's exactly what happened, according to a security researcher who obtained screenshots of conversations between the hacker and several victims, and according to victims interviewed by Motherboard.
A victim who asked to be identified only as Robert said that he received a message from a hacker demanding a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin (around $750 today) to unlock the device. He realized his cage was definitely "locked," and he "could not gain access to it."
"Fortunately I didn’t have this locked on myself while this happened," Robert said in an online chat.
Yes Robert, you were a very fortunate person not to have been wearing when this got locked down.
We could make a movie out of this, Free the Willie.
*Love of my life, light of the cosmos, she who must be obeyed, my wife.