Browsing the "Ransom" Tag

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

Someone Tried to Extort 52 Bitcoins From Trump Advisor Jared Kushner Last Year

| Wolfie Zhao

Jared Kushner, a senior aide to US President Donald Trump, revealed that the extortionist threatened to release information on Trump's tax returns.

FBI: Malware Victims Should Pay Bitcoin Ransoms

| Grace Caffyn

Victims of malware, such as bitcoin ransomware Cryptolocker, should pay off the perpetrators, an FBI agent has advised.

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Dutch Supermarket Bomber Demands Bitcoin Ransoms

| Yessi Bello Perez

Police in the Netherlands are appealing for witnesses to find a person who is planting explosives and requesting a bitcoin ransom. According to theā€¦

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London Police Warns of Bitcoin Ransom Scam

| Stan Higgins

A British cybersecurity watchdog has issued a warning about new bitcoin ransomware attacks disguised as messages from several UK government agencies.

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New Jersey Casinos Face Bitcoin Ransom Threats

| Stan Higgins

New Jersey-based online casinos were hit with distributed denial-of-service attacks and faced additional threats unless they paid a bitcoin ransom.

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FBI: Recent Bitcoin Ransomware Losses Top $18 Million

| Stan Higgins

The FBI has received reports of more than $18m in losses in the past year stemming from the spread of bitcoin ransomware Cryptowall.

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Australian Firm Faces Harassment After Paying Bitcoin Ransom

| Stan Higgins

An executive in Australia has been reportedly victimized by online hackers after the company they work for was pressured into paying a bitcoin ransom.

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Hong Kong Banks Hit By Bitcoin Ransom Demands

| Stan Higgins

Two Hong Kong banks were targeted with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks earlier this week by unknown parties demanding bitcoin ransoms.

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New Tool Helps Victims Fight Bitcoin Ransomware

| Grace Caffyn

Kaspersky Lab has released a new tool to help free computer files 'held hostage' by bitcoin ransomware.