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Hackers Demand Bitcoin After Taking Down Dublin’s Tram System Website

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The website of Dublin’s light rail system, Luas, has gone down after it was hacked, the Irish Examiner has reported. Consequently, visitors to the website, which has been offline for more than three hours now, are being greeted with a message that the hacker(s) posted citing their demands. The unidentified hackers are demanding to be paid one bitcoin in five days or they will release privileged...

Banks Keep Digital Currency over Ransomware Concern

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The rise of ransomware attacks is giving banks a cause for concern as they now have to buy and keep cryptocurrency in the event it is needed to pay criminals when their files are held to ransom. In an interview with Business Insider, Malwarebytes CEO, Marcin Kleczynski, said the situation has become so aggressive to the business environment in the last six to 12 months that companies from 25...

Melrose Police Pay 1 Bitcoin to Get Rid of Ransomware

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The Melrose Police Department in Massachusetts fell prey to ransomware that spread was triggered from a malicious email opened by a member of the department. To regain access and control of the files encrypted by the cryptographically-coded ransomware, the Police Department paid one bitcoin in ransom, reports have concerned. The attack came in the form of a seemingly innocuous email that was sent...

'Moralists', the Latest Extortionists to Begin Using Bitcoin

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Visitors and patrons of Switzerland’s largest strip club have received blackmail letters from self-anointed ‘moralists’, demanding $2,000 in bitcoin (approx 4.72 BTC)  or face ‘exposure’ with pictures of them visiting the strip club sent to their families. Bitcoin ransoms aren’t going away anytime soon. Patrons of a Swiss strip club near Zurich have been sent letters that threaten to expose them...

Indian Banks & Big Industry Targeted in Ransomware Racket Demanding Bitcoin

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Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India have been revealed as targets of a ransomware scheme that saw a ransom demand in bitcoin. In what is now the first known instance of an online extortionist demanding ransom in bitcoins from Indian targets, the Economic Times has revealed that hackers disrupted operations by crippling computers at three banks and a pharma company. Ransomware...

Greek Banks Targeted by Hackers Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

Authorities in Greece have banded together a special team of cyber sleuths to safeguard Greek banks from cyber-attacks after a malicious hacker group demanded a bitcoin ransom with the threat of further DDoS attacks. In yet another instance of the infamous hacked group ‘Armada Collective’ targeting banks, the online operations of three Greek banks were rendered offline for a few hours last week...

ProtonMail Pays Bitcoin Ransom to Stop DDoS Attacks

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail recently and grudgingly gave in to a ransom demand of 15 bitcoin (approx $6000) to attackers who targeted the service with destructive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. ProtonMail, an encrypted email service set up by CERN scientists in Geneva and researchers at MIT, has revealed crippling DDoS attacks to be the cause of a recent outage...

Cyber Criminals Attack Bank of China for Bitcoin Ransom

Cyber criminals attacking businesses for bitcoin has spread from the West to the Far East, as new attacks are being reported by some of the world's top Asian banks. The Bank of China and the Bank of East Asia have been attacked in recent days by hackers looking for Bitcoin ransom, according to Hong Kong's The Standard news feed. These hackers have damaged the bank's websites, and they are...

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