Materials by tag Ransomware

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.
Feb 17, 2019 at 15:25
Crypto Ransomware Attacks Soppy Users Demanding Money
Internet users have recently reported being provoked to open a phishing email containing crypto ransomware links. Cybercriminals used the ransomware program ‘GandCrab’ to encrypt victim’s data and requested a payout in Bitcoin or Dash for lifting a block from their files.
Mar 26, 2018 at 18:38
Hackers Have Attacked Atlanta's Government Computers to Demand Bitcoin Ransom
The computer system of the City of Atlanta government has been hacked, affecting payment tools and some court data. Perpetrators are asking for a ransom in Bitcoin, $51,000 worth to unlock information. Such an incident with Atlanta is the third in the last four months in the Southern region.
Aug 03, 2017 at 14:51
Hackers Behind WannaCry Virus Have Withdrawn All the Money
The creators of the WannaCry ransomware virus have withdrawn all the money, $140,000 in Bitcoin.
May 22, 2017 at 14:11
WannaCry Disclosure: It Was Developed to Promote Bitcoin
The WannaCry malware, that attacked 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, exploiting a vulnerability of the Windows operating system, was developed to promote Bitcoin.