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Bitcoin.org Hit With DDoS Attack, Bitcoin Demanded as Ransom
Bitcoin.org is being hit with an "absolutely massive" distributed denial of service attack, according to the site's pseudonymous operator.
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Ransom and Legal Tender: Bitcoin's Diverging Paths on the Global Stage
Ransom and Legal Tender: Bitcoin's Diverging Paths on the Global Stage
This week Opinionated co hosts Ben Schiller Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson address two recent and opposing news pieces the ransomware attacks and El Salvador’s decision to introduce bitcoin as legal tender The question remains will these ransomware attacks be the trojan horse for tight regulation or will reasonable measures be introduced that could be [...]
Ransom and Legal Tender: Bitcoin's Diverging Paths on the Global Stage

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Tether Allegedly Received Ransom Note Demanding 500 BTC
“While we believe this is a pretty sad attempt at a shakedown, we take it seriously," the company tweeted.
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Monero Breaks 2-Year High Amid Rising Concerns Over Online Ransom
Monero's price broke its two-year high Tuesday amid rising concerns over cyber ransom.
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Cyberattackers Demand $11M in Bitcoin From Japanese Gaming Giant Capcom
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.
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Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China
Bounties demanded by the Ryuk hackers reach upwards of $5 million to be paid in bitcoin, according to the FBI.
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US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails
The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.
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Someone Tried to Extort 52 Bitcoins From Trump Advisor Jared Kushner Last Year
Jared Kushner, a senior aide to US President Donald Trump, revealed that the extortionist threatened to release information on Trump's tax returns.
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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.
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