There’s a new email SCAM going around. If you receive an email like the one below, please do not send any money (BTC) as it’s likely your website has not been hacked.
Hello. We are Ukrainian hackers and we hacked your site (DOMAIN INSERTED) What do we want? We want you to make a donation in support of Ukraine to this Bitcoin (BTC) wallet by March 25 in the amount of 0.05 BTC, this is a small amount: If you do not make a donation, then a huge full-screen banner will appear on your site asking all visitors to your site to help Ukraine (your site will not be visible, only our banner), if you remove it, we will hang it again, if you fix the vulnerability, then we find a new one and hang the banner again. As a last resort, we will have the domain name registrar block your domain permanently.
It’s good practice to keep a copy of your website files though, in case of real hacks. If this happens, we can delete all the files off the server and you can upload a clean copy again.