Police Officers Charged in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion Scheme
Ten Indian police officials have been charged with kidnapping and attempted extortion after allegedly forcing a victim to transfer 200 bitcoins.
NZX has halted trading for the third day in a row as a result of cybercriminals attempting to extort cryptocurrency.
Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.
The extortionists demand a payment in bitcoin to avoid the detonation of an explosive device, per a report.
A British national has been extradited to the U.S. for his alleged participation in “The Dark Overlord” hacking group that stole data from several Missouri companies and demanded ransom paid in bitcoin.
A police superintendent has been arrested in India on suspicions that he is connected to an extortion scheme against a local businessman.