Tag: ransom

  • Bitcoin

    Crypto and Bitcoin Ransom: A Rapidly Growing Trend

    Between wild price volatility, the fear of Bitcoin-stealing malware, the risk of having assets left on an exchange that could become a target of hackers, and so much more, crypto investors are stuck looking over their shoulder at every turn. Cyber criminals are pulling out all the stops,...

    Tony Spilotro | January 14, 2019 | 8:00 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Australian Health Service Provider Asked to Pay $15,000 Bitcoin Ransom

    Cyber attacks are a very big problem in day and age. In a lot of cases, such threats are designed to steal sensitive information from companies and service providers. Australia’s Family Planning NSW recently fell victim to such an attack which saw thousands of patients almost having their...

    newsbtc | May 14, 2018 | 10:13 am
  • kidnap

    Mexican Youtuber Arrested Over Bitcoin Ransom Kidnap

    A motivational Youtuber from Mexico has been arrested over the alleged kidnapping of Thania Denisse, a 33-year-old lawyer. Germán Loera is thought to have led a gang of five to kidnap the woman. The group are also reported to have demanded the ransom be paid in Bitcoin. Kidnapper has...

    Rick D. | March 8, 2018 | 8:56 pm
  • Gun

    Employees of Canadian Bitcoin Company Kidnapped For Ransom, Freed

    A Canadian peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange has fallen victim to a failed heist attempt. The incident occurred at Canadian Bitcoins, a business located in the Nepean area of the city of Ottawa. According to reports in the Ottawa Sun, three armed suspects gained entry to the Concourse Gate property...

    Rick D. | January 26, 2018 | 2:55 am
  • appbit

    Hackers Demand Bitcoin From Apple, Threaten to Wipe iPhones

    Are the Apple Mail and iCloud accounts safe? Maybe not, at least according to a hacker or a group of hackers trying to extort a small fortune for themselves from the Cupertino-based tech giant. According to reports, the hackers going by the name “Turkish Crime Family” are claiming...

    Gautham | March 21, 2017 | 10:15 pm
  • NewsBTC Stockpilng Bitcoin Ransom

    Even More US Enterprises Are Stockpiling BTC To Combat Cyber Attacks

    It would appear even more US companies are stockpiling bitcoin to fight off cyber attacks. This type of behavior is not entirely new, but it appears to become even more prevalent as of late. Rather than upgrading cybersecurity measures, US companies would rather pay criminals in bitcoin. A...

    newsbtc | February 18, 2017 | 9:30 pm
  • ransomware, kaspersky, xpan

    Extortionists Now Send Fake Bitcoin Ransom Threats

    Bitcoin demanding ransomware has become a common occurrence these days. People dread receiving a ransom note from cybercriminals responsible for launching attacks on critical IT infrastructure and web applications across the internet. Many times, such acts lead to massive losses while compromising the safety and security of those...

    Gautham | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm

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