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Blockchain Consultant Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charge
Alchemist associate Michael Hlady faces up to 20 years in prison.
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Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Bribe Worker With Bitcoin in Would-Be Extortion Attempt
The man traveled to the U.S. to recruit an employee to introduce malware into the unnamed company's network, the DOJ alleges.
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Spate of Bitcoin Extortion Bomb Threats Hits Government, Schools in Japan
The extortionists demand a payment in bitcoin to avoid the detonation of an explosive device, per a report.
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New Zealand Stock Exchange Hit Repeatedly by Cybercriminals Demanding Bitcoin
NZX has halted trading for the third day in a row as a result of cybercriminals attempting to extort cryptocurrency.
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Wave of Bitcoin-Seeking Bomb Threats Sparks Probe by Austrian Police
Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.
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Alleged 'Dark Overlord' Hacker Gang Member Extradited to US
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.
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Another Police Official Arrested In Alleged Bitcoin Extortion Plot
A police superintendent has been arrested in India on suspicions that he is connected to an extortion scheme against a local businessman.
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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.
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