'Users who operated or accessed hidden services from early February through July 4 should assume they were affected,' says the project's co-founder.
The money will be paid to customers in the form of games and memberships.
More than 1.1 million debit and credit card records were stolen from former Thomas Cook subsidiary Essential Travel.
The hackers demanded a ransom after stealing 20,000 email addresses.
Over 1,000 customer accounts were compromised and used to purchase more than 3,500 e-tickets, which were then resold.
Recipients who click on links in the emails are redirected to a fake login page designed to steal email addresses and passwords.
The breach may date back as far as the middle of 2013.
Sentinel Labs researchers say the malware is so hard to detect it's 'virtually invisible.'
That's happening even though 65 percent say it's their responsibility to protect that data.
73 percent of respondents to a recent survey said they're very or extremely concerned about the impact of ransomware, up from 48 percent in January.
Forty-five percent of IT staff say they monitor network and application performance manually instead of using network monitoring tools.
The malware is currently being offered for sale online for $7,000 -- or $1,000 for a one-week trial.
Researchers at UC Berkeley alerted the company to the flaws, and also found vulnerabilities in three competing solutions.
The malware, which was first uncovered in 2011, has infected more than 30,000 Windows PCs worldwide.
Still, only 28 percent say security is one of their organization's top five strategic priorities.
A brokerage firm, a health district, a retirement community, a hospital and an oil change franchisee were all recently hit.
Site owner HotelStayUK says the security flaws were 'obviously completely unacceptable.'
'The future will be hybrid,' says Gartner research vice president Carsten Casper.
'Email encryption is the best tool to stop mass surveillance on the Internet,' says company co-founder Matthias Pfau.
Just 16 percent of IT and IT security professionals know the location of all of their sensitive structured data.
Symantec researchers say the campaign 'bears the hallmarks of a state-sponsored operation.'
Names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and bank account information may have been accessed.
A photo published in a Brazilian newspaper clearly showed the network's SSID and password.
Forty-six percent of senior IT pros say data is leaking from their companies due to the use of file sharing services.
While 63 percent think it's easy to govern access rights, 42 percent admit they aren't able to monitor or prevent insider breaches.
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