Tagged: ransom

12 Arrested in Costa Rica Kidnapping Case, $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom Paid, American Still Missing

Police in Spain and Costa Rica have arrested 12 individuals they believe kidnapped an American businessperson in Costa Rica on September 24th, 2018, The Daily Mail reports. According to various Costa Rican media, William Sean Creighton, also known as ‘5 Dimes Tony,’ was running the ‘5 Dimes’… Read More

Hackers Lock Dublin Tram System Website, Demand Bitcoin Ransom

People seeking information today about the Luas light rail system in Dublin may have encountered a message threatening to “publish all data and send emails to your users” unless a ransom of one Bitcoin (worth about $3850) is paid, RTE reports. That message has now… Read More

Hacker Demands Bitcoin Ransom to Return 9-11 Attack Records

“(E)ach time a Layer is opened, a new wave of liability will fall upon you,” says an extortion note from the prolific hacker ‘Dark Overlord,’ who now claims to possess sensitive records relating to the 9-11 stolen from prominent insurance and legal firms, Motherboard reports. The… Read More

Port of San Diego Hit by “Serious” Ransomware Attack, Bitcoin Demanded

Port of San Diego CEO Randa Coniglio announced this week that Port of San Diego computer systems suffered a “serious” ransomware attack on September 25th, with hackers demanding a ransom of Bitcoin to unlock affected systems. “The Port of San Diego has experienced a serious… Read More

Town of Midland, Ontario Forced to Pay Bitcoin in Ransomware Attack

A small town about 2 hours north of Toronto is being forced to pay bitcoins to have access to its computer systems restored by hackers, the Midland Newsroom reports. “In the early hours of Saturday, September 1, the Town of Midland became the victim of… Read More

Hackers Lock Up PGA Promo Files, Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

Hackers with poor spelling annoyed one of the world’s largest golf promoters this week by seizing some relatively benign files and demanding a bitcoin ransom for their return, Golfweek reports. On Tuesday, staff at the Professional Golfer’s Association of America  (PGA) tried to access computer… Read More

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