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Bitcoin ransomware operators release stolen data of US residents

Attackers behind the LockBit Bitcoin ransomware have released some of the data stolen from a U.S based firm called Skyline, which organizes trade shows and exhibitions, according to the “Information Leaks” Telegram channel. Media reports did not mention whether the company had paid the ransom to retrieve the data or the funds involved.  182,719 files in total were published that were said to contain scans of passports and bank account forms of residents in the US. It is unclear whether these residents were employees or trade visitors of the company.  LockBit operators, who demand ransom in BTC from users who…

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BTC Ransom Gang Member “The Dark Overlord” Got Arrested

BTC Ransom gang member under the name “The Dark Overlord” got arrested and plead guilty in the US courts in connection with the ransomware group that demanded Bitcoin from victims are about to read more in the latest Bitcoin news. Nathan Wyatt, a member of the BTC Ransom gang, pleaded guilty to multiple charges in the United States earlier this week. He extracted information and wanted to use it against victims by releasing it unless they pay in bitcoin. Wyatt was sentenced to five years in prison and was ordered to pay a fine of $1.5 million. The US Department…

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Pakistan’s Biggest Power Provider Hacked By NetWalker

Pakistan’s biggest power provider is the latest victim of a hack attack of the NetWalker ransomware group as they requested $7.7 million paid in BTC. Let’s find out more in our bitcoin scam news today. Two major NetWalker ransomware attacks came to light over the past week. Right after Argentina’s official immigration agency suffered the hack attack demanding $4 million in BTC, now, Pakistan’s biggest power provider was attacked as the attackers demanded $7.7 million in BTC. The cybersecurity website Bleeping Computer reported that the electricity provider for Karachi, K-Electric, suffered a ransomware attack. This power supplier supplies power to…

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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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NetWalker Hackers Hit University Of Utah With Ransomware Attack

NetWalker hackers, a popular hacking group is a group behind a Ransomware attack that hit the University of Utah requesting a bitcoin payment of $500,000 so let’s find out more in the latest Bitcoin scam news. The University of Utah was the latest victim in a ransomware attack by the NetWalker hackers group and they ended up paying the hackers $500,000 because they wanted to prevent the data leak. The university paid the ransomware to avoid having its data leaker and it became the latest victim in the ransomware attacks that target higher education. University of Utah In a statement…

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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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