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Hacked and sister-site CryptoCoinsNews (CCN) were the targets of a DDoS attack by extortionists demanding a bitcoin payment as ransom.
Early this morning (UTC), Hacked.com was the subject of a DDoS-based cyberattack designed to shut down the website in exchange for a payment of 2 bitcoins (approx. $648 USD).
An email came in from one of the extortionists who went by the name ‘Jon’ and carried the threat of contacting our advertisers to let them know the websites are down, if the payment wasn’t made within the hour.
To resolve the situation quickly, all we had to do was [...]