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London Police Warns of Bitcoin Ransom Scam
A British cybersecurity watchdog has issued a warning about new bitcoin ransomware attacks disguised as messages from several UK government agencies.
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Atlantic City
New Jersey Casinos Face Bitcoin Ransom Threats
New Jersey-based online casinos were hit with distributed denial-of-service attacks and faced additional threats unless they paid a bitcoin ransom.
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FBI: Recent Bitcoin Ransomware Losses Top $18 Million
The FBI has received reports of more than $18m in losses in the past year stemming from the spread of bitcoin ransomware Cryptowall.
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Australian Firm Faces Harassment After Paying Bitcoin Ransom
An executive in Australia has been reportedly victimized by online hackers after the company they work for was pressured into paying a bitcoin ransom.
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong Banks Hit By Bitcoin Ransom Demands
Two Hong Kong banks were targeted with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks earlier this week by unknown parties demanding bitcoin ransoms.
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New Tool Helps Victims Fight Bitcoin Ransomware
Kaspersky Lab has released a new tool to help free computer files 'held hostage' by bitcoin ransomware.
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US School District Paralyzed By 500 BTC Ransomware Attack
A bitcoin ransomware attack on a New Jersey school district has grown into a investigation involving multiple federal agencies.
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Bitcoin Ransomware Now Spreading via Spam Campaigns
Security firms McAfee and Symantec have issued warnings on CTB-Locker – bitcoin-demanding ransomware that is now being propagated via spam.
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