Tagbitcoin blackmail

FTC Warns of Rise in Bitcoin Blackmail Scams Targeting Cheating Husbands

bitcoin scam

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is attempting to combat bitcoin blackmail scams by offering consumers advice through its website. In a bulletin published on Aug. 21, the FTC Division of Consumer and Business Education posted a sample quote from a typical BTC blackmail scam: “I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else. You can ignore this letter, or pay me a $8600...

HBO Offered Game of Thrones Hackers $250,000 in Bitcoin

Last week, CCN reported that hackers had blackmailed HBO for bitcoin, as they threatened to release 1.5 TB of company data, including episodes of the hit series Game of Thrones. The hackers, going by “Mr. Smith” demanded “6 months worth of salary”, or about $6 million according to their own claims. At the time, the hackers released about 3-4 GB of data to prove they actually hacked HBO. The data...

Hackers Blackmail HBO for Bitcoin as They Threaten to Release Hit Series Game of Thrones

Hackers

On July 31, news broke of a major cyber incident affecting HBO. According to reports, the network experienced a major cyberattack. The hackers behind it are currently demanding the equivalent of about $6 million in bitcoin, and claim that if they don’t get paid they will release 1.5 terabytes of data they stole from the network. Reportedly, this includes scripts and other content from the hit...

Celebgate Could Inspire More Bitcoin Blackmail

The Celebgate incident is still unfolding, and we are already seeing mainstream media report on the connection between the "nude celebrity photos" and Bitcoin. The original leaker of the pictures returned to 4chan recently to respond to the uproar he had caused. An excerpt from his post highlights Bitcoin's involvement in Celebgate: People wanted **** for free. Sure, I got $120 with my bitcoin...

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!