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The modest $10,000 ransom collected by the pseudo-Petya hackers is being tracked in the form of a curiously attractive diagram.
A mysterious Ethereum trader has boasted about earning $283 mln in just one month which renewed concerns about the anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies.
About 2673 cybercrime complaints were submitted according to IC3’s report. Losses connected to such cybercriminal activities reported to be in $1.3 bln.
The virus spreading through the world’s computers demanding Bitcoin this week is not actually ransomware, researchers say.
Russian and Ukrainian businesses are currently under attack from a WannaCry-like Bitcoin ransomware virus by the name of Petya.
The author of the WannaCry ransomware notes was likely fluent in or a native speaker of Chinese, a security firm has found.
Our London correspondent Nick Ayton reports on what really is behind the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and why things don’t entirely add up.
A global ransomware attack developed using a leaked NSA tool successfully breached into 100,000 computer systems and servers across 99 countries. Bitcoin had minimal involvement.
Bitcoin is coming in for negative media attention as a second cyber attack cripples the UK’s state hospital networks.
Bitcoin ransomware hackers have infected Spanish communications giant Telefonica, demanding over half a million euros to relinquish control of its systems.
Major US corporations are purchasing bitcoin to make sure they quickly react to malware encryption to prevent servers and computers from being encrypted with bitcoin-demanding ransomware.
San Francisco subway system was hacked, perpetrators demanded 100 Bitcoins. It has been left free to use until the problem is resolved.
Rural Tasmania has become the unlikely target of a porn scam, defrauding residents by making them pay for normally free antivirus software using Bitcoin.
The criminals responsible for Bitcoin-related crimes can very easily be held accountable provided police forces familiarise themselves with the cryptocurrency.
Ransomware, rogue software which encrypt data on your hard disk and demand payment in bitcoins to restore it, have been on the rise recently. Hospitals, police stations and universities have been the recent targets of ransomware.
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