A hacker group claiming to be the Armada Collective hacker group demanded 10.08 bitcoins from BlackVPN, a VPN service provider, by Monday, saying it would otherwise launch DDoS attacks and raise the price every day of non-payment, according to Yahoo. So far, BlackVPN has not paid.
Armada Collective is the name of the group that blackmailed Protonmail last year for $6,000.
BlackVPN’s website was operating Tuesday.
It is not known if the attackers are the same as the ones that blackmailed Protonmail or simply using their name. Hacker groups often imitate one another.
“Bitcoin is anonymous, nobody will ever know you cooperated,” the threatening [...]