tsu doh nimh writes: One of the more common and destructive computer crimes to emerge over the past few years involves "ransomware," malicious code that quietly scrambles all of the infected user's documents and files with very strong encryption. A ransom, to be paid in Bitcoin, is demanded in exchange for a key to unlock the files. Well, now it appears fraudsters are developing ransomware that does the same but for Web sites — essentially holding the site's files, pages and images for ransom. KrebsOnSecurity interviews one recent victim and points to resources for regular users and site administrators. Meanwhile, Lawrence Abrams at BleepingComputer writes about one ransomware variant so riddled with programming flaws that even victims who pay the ransom can't possibly get their files back.