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Broker Dealer Cyber-Extortion Plot

Wall St. News | Elite Trader - www.elitetrader.com
"In these incidents, DD4BC first sends the firm an email announcing that the firm will be a target for a DDoS attack, but that the firm can avoid the attack by paying a ransom in Bitcoin. DD4BC conducts a short “demonstration” attack, typically lasting about one hour, with the threat of further attacks if the ransom is not paid. DD4BC requests payment within 24 hours to prevent further attacks."

 
Date: Jul 2, 2015   


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