This is the second time this year that ransomware has taken over a popular website.
In March, a new variant of the CryptoWall ransomware attacked CokeIcee.com, a popular blog hosting service.
The site was taken offline on May 31.
Coke icees blog is now offline, as is the company’s Twitter account, Instagram account, and Facebook page.
“We are in the process of migrating all the content to a new hosting provider,” Coke says in a statement.
“All content and pages have been migrated.”
Coke is also taking steps to prevent other sites from being taken offline.
The company is also moving to make it harder for attackers to use ransomware to take over websites.
“It’s not possible for an attacker to get their hands on a site or user information without having physical access to the server,” Coge says.
“The best way to protect yourself is to use a good antivirus.”
The Cozmo ransomware has been around for about two years, but the Cozmox ransomware was first reported in August 2018.
The new variant has yet to be detected, but there are indications it’s related to a larger ransom demand.
The Coxcoin ransomware is not unique.
Another ransomware variant called Cryptofraud has been spreading rapidly in recent months, taking down large websites.