FBI: Malware Victims Should Pay Bitcoin Ransoms
Victims of malware, such as bitcoin ransomware Cryptolocker, should pay off the perpetrators, an FBI agent has advised.
Japanese gaming giant Capcom’s networks have reportedly come under attack, with criminals demanding a bitcoin ransom in exchange for not leaking confidential company information to the public.
Bounties demanded by the Ryuk hackers reach upwards of $5 million to be paid in bitcoin, according to the FBI.
Monero's price broke its two-year high Tuesday amid rising concerns over cyber ransom.
The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.
Jared Kushner, a senior aide to US President Donald Trump, revealed that the extortionist threatened to release information on Trump's tax returns.
Police in the Netherlands are appealing for witnesses to find a person who is planting explosives and requesting a bitcoin ransom. According to the police, the first attacks took place in May, when the perpetrator placed explosive devices in three different Jumbo supermarkets – a chain of stores belonging to the Van Eerd Group – […]