Dublin’s rail system website Luas has been shut down after hackers attacked it and demanded to be paid in Bitcoin, according to our crypto news coming from Ireland.
The Irish Examiner reported that the visitors who opened the website have been welcomed by a message that the hackers put up where the demands are written. The hackers ask to be paid on bitcoin in five days or they will release valuable information. According to their message:
‘’You are hacked. Some time ago I wrote that you have serious security holes you didn’t reply. The next time someone talks to you, press the reply button. You must pay 1 bitcoin in 5 days otherwise I will publish all data and send emails to your users.’’
The nature of the information is still unknown however the Luas’ payment website where all of the data of the users who pay for fare violations haven’t been affected. Luas users were advised not to open the website since.
The hack attack comes right after another hacking group better known as TheDarkOverload demanded ransom in bitcoin or they will release documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York. Most of the targets are law firms, insurance companies, and law enforcement agencies.
The group addressed all of those subjects that were involved in the litigation such as management companies, investment banks, clients, insurers and attorneys to contact them and make a request to withdraw the documents if they are willing to pay the ransom.
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“We will not tolerate flagrant deception of investors – virtual or otherwise.”This kind of a plea deal Rice agreed to with Cox is one of the first of its kinds in the US Federal Court that includes crypto companies. Rice pleaded guilty on security fraud charges after he admitted that he lied potential investors into investing hundreds of dollars. Rice was found guilty of scamming investors into buying his AriseCoin cryptocurrency which claimed to bring ‘’no-risk returns.’’ Investors placed their money right into Rice’s scam net and invested more than $4,250,000 in BTC, ETH, and LTC, into the ICO that was supposed to provide them with the AriseCoin. He also claimed that he raised $600 million in an ICO which later turned out to be false. The US Attorney’s Office stated:
“Mr. Rice quietly converted investor funds for his own personal use, spending the money on hotels, food, transportation, a family law attorney, and even a guardian ad litem – facts he failed to disclose to investors.’’AriseBank was named as the best-decentralized bank by Rice and he claimed that the crypto bank will provide the customers ‘’FDIC-insured accounts and transactions’’ which the United States Securities and Exchange Commission turned out to be false. He also claimed that his bank supports Visa card payments and that the platform supports hundreds of virtual currencies. AriseBank was not authorized for providing banking services in the state of Texas. Rice is now obliged to repay the investors who lost their money and he is also facing twenty years in prison if he gets sentenced in July. Initially, he was facing up to 120 years in federal prison.
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“CPCS’s computer systems have been attacked and are not working properly. We are still representing clients. In addition, there is no evidence that confidential information from clients has been released as a result of these attacks.”Initially, the attack happened on February 27. The organization believed that paying the ransom means a waste of money so they decided to restore the systems manually. Two weeks after, the entire justice system in Boston can feel the damaging effects. The agency cannot really say how long the delay will last or when they will get back online. In the meantime, people working in the agency cannot use their email or enter the agency’s website. Ransomware attacks became popular in 2015. The attackers mainly targeted police agencies that end up paying the ransom. The public infrastructure is always a target of ransomware attackers since the offer public services and cannot end up being crippled because the people are the ones who pay the higher price. The public defenders didn’t say how much money the attackers demanded. However, the cost to unlock a computer could start from $100 up to thousands of dollars. The attackers usually target victims individually but law enforcement agencies or other government agencies are not excluded. Last year, a couple of Dutch hackers were sentenced to community service after attacking more than 1,000 computer systems and gathering over $11,000.
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