The bank says its domain name servers were hijacked last month.
'Over last 5 years my only interest has been to improve aircraft security,' Chris Roberts tweeted recently.
The company says it won't 'speculate on the scope of the intrusion,' since the investigation is ongoing.
Charles Eccleston allegedly designed and sent spear phishing emails targeting more than 80 computers at the U.S. Department of Energy.
If it doesn't have permission to overwrite the MBR, the malware destroys all files in the user's home folder.
Experts on a cryptography panel at the RSA conference reject the idea of the U.S. government holding encryption keys.
Both operations required coordination between government agencies and private sector partners.
A recent survey found that 55 percent of organizations that have been hit by such attacks recommend negotiating with cybecriminals to restore data.
The attack exploits an old ActiveX vulnerability, according to Symantec researchers.