Materials by tag Ransom

Jun 27, 2019 at 10:06
US City Riviera Beach Paid $600,000 in Bitcoin to Cyber Criminals
The United States (US) City Riviera Beach, Florida, paid a ransom of around $600,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) to cyber criminals. The anonymous hackers took control of the city’s systems a few weeks back as part of a perturbing tendency striking a multitude number of administrative systems in the US. The attackers demanded the ransom to be paid in Bitcoin, the world’s oldest cryptocurrency.
May 13, 2019 at 13:47
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Ransomware Attacks Soars by Over 500%
The first quarter (Q1) of 2019 registered a high average Bitcoin (BTC) payout for ransomware attacks, according to statistics published by security researchers at Kaspersky Lab, and Coveware, a firm which helps victims payout. The number of users (victims) that met cryptocurrency ransomware in 2018 and Q1 of 2019 soared by over 500% and 90% respectively.
Dec 19, 2018 at 15:12
Bitcoin Bomb Fright Connected with Sextortion Swindlers
The recent ‘bomb threat’ spam campaign seems to be a subsidiary action to another disgraceful email blackmail effort. Organisations and institutions such as universities, news outlet, schools, businesses across the globe are facing fake bomb threats.