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A hacker has managed to take control of this connected chastity belt and asks victims for bitcoins to unlock it

Many of the bad things that can happen end up happening, and more in cybersecurity matters. It is the recent story of the Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage, a connected chastity belt that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth and WiFi, and that allows the person wearing it to have no access to your genitals.

In October, Alex Lomas, a safety researcher at Pen Test Partners, already publicly advised that the belt had a safety hole, after having communicated it to its manufacturer months before.

The problem is that none of this has served to avoid the fatal outcome: that some owners of the belt receive messages from a hacker asking for 587 euros in bitcoins if they want their belt unlocked. A ransomware that scares more than others that have been able to live with unimportant data.

The victims who have counted that they have suffered the attack were not wearing the seat belt

With the message "Your poll ** is now mine", the hacker announced to one of the victims that he had control of the chastity belt. This is what the person who received the message in a screenshot showed a security researcher, the founder of vx-underground.

To return control of the belt, he asked for a "ransom" of 587 euros, which is the equivalent of 0.02 bitcoins today. According to a victim who wanted to identify himself as Robert, the device was in effect locked, and he could not access it.

Fortunately, of the two victims that Motherboard spoke to, none were wearing the device when they received the ransomware alert. According to, yes, identified as RJ, said that she no longer owned the chastity belt, so the attack could be affecting the person who now uses it.

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Alex Lomas, the researcher who already warned of the vulnerability, confirmed to Motherboard that indeed some users were receiving the ransomware. The manufacturer of the product has not yet responded to Motherboard, and the problem is that if everything is as the alleged victims and investigators say, the security problem with the API has not been fixed in months and months.