NYC Students Rejoice as Hackers Extort College for $2 Million in Bitcoin

Hackers have successfully breached the network of the New York City-based Monroe College, demanding $2 million in Bitcoin to restore the institution’s encrypted data following a carefully-orchestrated ransomware attack. But while school administrators scramble to address the crisis, students are rejoicing at their unexpected luck. Hackers demand millions in Bitcoin The college – which has …

Florida Man Fired After Lake City Suffers Massive Ransomware Attack

A city in Florida paid out around $460,000 in a bitcoin ransom scheme, about a week after another Florida city paid around $600,000. Lake City’s IT Director Brian Hawkins has been fired as a result of the breach, which shut down the city’s critical digital infrastructure. As CCN previously reported, ransomware is on the rise. Baltimore, …

Russian Hackers May Have Masterminded the $530 Million Coincheck Theft

Published: 18/06/2019 03:08 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck was dealt a significant blow in January 2018, losing $530 million worth of New Economy Movement (NEM) tokens to an unknown group of hackers. It is widely believed that North Korean hackers were behind the biggest crypto exchange theft ever. But Japanese newspaper …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Baltimore’s Ransomware Bill Hits $18 Million. Hackers’ Demand? $80,000

By CCN: Total costs from the crypto ransom attack last month on Baltimore’s networks is likely to exceed $18 million. According to Ars Technica, this will include $10 million to fund the full recovery of the IT infrastructure. Additionally, officials have estimated that the city lost revenues amounting to approximately $8 million while the systems were …

Bitcoin Millionaire Admits Steamy Sex Affair, Denies Model’s Grisly Murder

 By CCN: Bitcoin tycoon and Everus World founder Alex Johnson and his wife engaged in a threesome that ended with the mysterious death of a Dutch model in December 2017. Ever since, the couple has been living as outcasts, moving from one city to another while hiding from the anger and threats of vigilantes. Now, …

Google Disables Baltimore’s Gmail during $100,000 Bitcoin Ransomware Seige

By CCN: The city of Baltimore has suffered a blow in its bid to keep operations running amidst a bitcoin ransom attack that has crippled critical services. Per The Baltimore Sun, city officials had created Gmail accounts in the wake of ransomware attackers demanding $100,000 in Bitcoin. This was after the baltimorecity.gov official email addresses …

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Preaches Libertarian Gospel of Crypto & Crack Cocaine

By CCN: Roger Ver took to YouTube to read another letter from Ross Ulbricht, creator of the first darknet market using Bitcoin. The libertarian idealist used the opportunity to rail against the war on drugs. Roger Ver Reads Letter from Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Roger Ver – once nicknamed “Bitcoin Jesus” for his rabid …

Russia Funded US Election Snooping, Manipulation with Bitcoin

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