The hacking group ‘’thedarkoverlord’’ is in our crypto news again today after releasing the first layer of the five containing 9/11 documents relevant for the terrorist attack on the world trade center in New York.
The group claims to have information from multiple insurance and law companies that stored confidential information about the terrorist attack. Twitter has already suspended their account so they moved to Steemit because of its censorship-resistant platform. They have only managed to receive about 3 bitcoins so we could say that the ransom was a total failure. For this reason, they decided to publish the first layer of the documents.
The hackers were honest enough to say that they only care about the money and not the truth. In their blog post they say:
‘’Consider our motivations (money, specifically Bitcoin), we’re not inclined to leak the juiciest items until we’re paid in full. However, in the interest of public awareness and transparency, we’re officially announcing our tiered compensation plan. Below, we’ll announce the required cost to release each layer of damaging documents that are filled with new truths, never before seen.’’
In the blog post, they even have written down the pricing scheme. Since the 9/11 event is a major event in US history and many are trying to find out the truth, the group made sure they weren’t kidding by releasing the first layer. The terrorist attack changed the entire way how the United States used to be. One of the government agencies that were a result of the attack is now the Transportation Security Administration which costs the government billions of dollars.
Some of the posts that the group publishes aren’t quite as interesting and some people even think that they are bluffing. Whether or not this is the case we can only wait to see and find out.
Ex-CEO Of Crypto Startup AriseBank Pleaded Guilty Of Defrauding Investors For $4.2 Million
“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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Boston Legal System Damaged After BTC Ransomware Attack
“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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