bitcoin ransom

Hackers Attack Greek Banks Demanding Ransom in Bitcoin
December 1st, 2015

Three Greek banks are threatened to be attacked again if the ransom of 20,000 bitcoin is not paid.

New Crypto-Ransomware Targets Linux, Hackers Demand Ransom of One Bitcoin
November 10th, 2015

The antivirus software company Doctor Web has published an alert warning users of Linux-based operating systems that their files could be a target of a new type of crypto-ransomware.

Group Behind CryptoWall 3.0 Made $325 Million in Bitcoin Ransoms, Says Report
November 1st, 2015

The new study, published by the Cyber Threat Alliance, states that the creators of CryptoWall 3.0 malicious program generated more than $325 million in ransom payments.

British Provider TalkTalk Hacked, Attackers Demanded £80K in Bitcoin
October 25th, 2015

British phone provider TalkTalk gets hacked, receives a ransom demand of £80,000 and is threatened to the customer data being published.

Dutch Criminal is Bombing Supermarkets Demanding Bitcoin Ransom
August 13th, 2015

Jumbo supermarket chain is being blackmailed by a criminal strongly interested in bitcoin.

‘Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks Britain,’ Warns National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
July 20th, 2015

UK watchdog reveals the details of new TorrentLocker malware being spread in Britain.

‘Paying the Bitcoin Ransom Was the Last Resort,’ Says Tewksbury Police Chief
April 9th, 2015

Another Police Department decides to pay a Bitcoin ransom to regain access to its server, infected by a malware program.

Illinois Cops Pay Ransom in Bitcoin to Retrieve Data from Hacker
February 22nd, 2015

A south suburban Chicago police department was hacked and forced to pay a $500 ransom to an unknown perpetrator.