A hacker took charge of people’s internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin to unlock it.

“Your penis is mine now,” the hacker told one of the victims, as demonstrated by a screenshot of this conversation obtained by a security researcher which goes by the title Smelly and is the founder of vx-underground, a site that gathers malware samples.

In October of last year, security researchers found that the manufacturer of an Internet of Things chastity cage–a sex toy that consumers put around their penis to prevent erections that’s employed in the BDSM community and can be unlocked remotely–had abandoned an API exposed, giving malicious hackers a chance to take control of the devices. That’s exactly what occurred, according to a security researcher who obtained screenshots of discussions between the hacker and several victims, and according to victims interviewed by Motherboard.

A victim who requested to be identified only as Robert stated he received a message by a hacker demanding a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin (around $750 now ) to unlock the device. He recognized his cage was certainly”locked,” and he”could not obtain access to it.”

“Fortunately I did not have this locked on myself this happened,” Robert said in an online chat.

“I wasn’t the owner of the cage anymore so I did not have full control over the cage at any given instant,” another victim that goes by the name RJ told me in an internet chat. RJ stated he obtained a message from the hacker, who said they’d control of the cage and wanted a payment to unlock it.

These hacks show once again that just because you can connect something to the internet, it does not mean you’ve got to–especially if you then do not take care of securing the device or its connection. It’s incidents like these that make some people today believe the Internet of Things is just a marketing term for the Web of Hackable Matters , as we call it, or even the Internet of Shit, as others call it.

Qiui, the China-based maker of the device, which can be aptly called Cellmate, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Alex Lomas, a security researcher in Pentest Partners, that audited the Cellmate device, confirmed that some users obtained the extortion messages, and said this highlights the need for better safety practices.

“Almost every company and product is going to have some sort of vulnerability in its life. “It’s important that all companies have a means for researchers to get hold of them, and they keep in contact with them.”

As usual, be careful what apparatus you trust with your information or, in this circumstance, with your genitals.