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Hackers Attempt to Extort Polish Defense Ministry for $50,000 in Bitcoin

Posted on July 15th, 2016.

A hacker group that calls itself “Pravvy Sector” is trying to extort the government of Poland for $50,000 in traditional money or bitcoin, with the threat of releasing stolen data from the country’s Defense Ministry. Pravvy Sector or “Right Sector”, a hacking group that – as its name implies – has far-right leanings is threatening to...

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Cybersecurity Firm Tiversa Accused of Extortion

Posted on June 28th, 2015.

Large corporations and government organisations are often targets for hackers, and as a result, rely on cybersecurity firms to provide security guidance. However, in an ironic twist, one cybersecurity firm may have actually hacked its own clients. Tiversa is a Pittsburgh-based security consultancy, and according to an ex-employee,...