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Hackers Closed Argentina’s Borders With $4M BTC Ransom Demand

Hackers closed Argentina’s borders after they launched their attack demanding Bitcoin payments as we are reading more in today’s bitcoin news. The ransomware attack by cybercriminals will be stopped once the government pays a Bitcoin ransomware of $4 million in Bitcoin. The hackers closed the borders of the country by slowing down the immigration offices and control pools for four hours. The attackers were later identified by authorities as NetWalker which is a ransom operation that targets government or corporate computer networks. Argentina’s immigration agency was the victim this time in an attack that stopped the border crossings as the…

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Ex Uber CSO Charged With Covering Up A Hack With Bitcoin

The ex Uber CSO (Chief Security Officer) Joseph Sullivan, got charged with obstruction of justice for covering up a 2016 hack where he didn’t contact the authorities but decided to pay the hackers in Bitcoin so let’s find out more in the upcoming Bitcoin news today. The US Department of Justice alleged that the ex Uber CSO Sullivan, covered up a 2016 hack on the company that compromised data of millions of users and drives and according to the reports by the DOJ, he paid the hackers a ransom worth $100,000 in Bitcoin. The announcement from the DOJ informed about…

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Travel Management Company Ended Up Paying $4.5M BTC Ransom

The travel management company CWTC ended up paying a $4.5 million bitcoin ransom to regain access to its computers. The ransomware hackers initially demanded $10 million to restore the computers and to delete the stolen data as we reported in the previous Bitcoin Scam news. The US-based travel management company CWT paid the hackers a $4.5 million ransom and representatives explained that they paid 414 Bitcoins to the hackers which is $4.5 million at the time in two transactions. The blockchain data shows the criminals transferred the funds to a different address in less than an hour. The attackers said…

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Major US Travel Company Paid Hackers $4.5 Million BTC Ransom

A major US travel company from Minneapolis paid hackers $4.5 million worth of BTC in a ransom attack which compromised sensitive data so let’s find out more in the bitcoin latest news. One major US travel company just paid a sum worth $4.5 million worth of Bitcoin in order to regain access to encrypted company files. According to Reuters, the travel management company CWT pulls in annual revenues of $1.5 billion and now they paid hackers a sum worth 414 bitcoin in a response to a ransomware attack which led to the theft of sensitive company data and documents, leaving…

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Japanese Government Office Got Bomb Threats Over Unpaid BTC Ransom

A Japanese government office in the island of Hokkaido, got bomb threats over unpaid bitcoin ransom according to local reports as we are reading more in the upcoming Bitcoin news today. The Japanese government office didn’t respond to the Bitcoin ransom according to local news outlets FNN back on Wednesday so the attackers threatened the office with a bomb. The Numata Town Hall received the bomb threat from an unknown number a few days ago with the caller stating they placed a bomb on the second floor of the building and the attackers sent four emails on consecutive days last…

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