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Crypto-hackers are the latest example of technology hackers to hit the mainstream. From South Korea to Great Britain, crypto-hackers have even gone so far as to hold government entities hostage to their bitcoin demands. Even internationally recognizable namesakes like Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled have gotten themselves caught up in the fray. But recently, Canadian …

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Advertisement Canadian police have warned the public about getting caught up in Bitcoin scams and to exercise some caution when investing their money in cryptocurrency. It has been an interesting year for crypto scams and controversies with some of the most famous names in the world such as Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled getting caught …

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The FBI and the police across the US say people should not panic It seems like cybercriminals behind sextortion scams[1] decided to go for extremes, as the new scam email campaign focuses on the hoax bomb threats. The emails were sent to millions of Americans asking for Bitcoin payments, and triggered multiple searches and evacuations …

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Source: iStock/rootstocks Companies in English-speaking countries all over the world have reportedly received bomb threats from people claiming to have planted explosive devices in recipients’ buildings – which they will only refrain from detonating should they receive USD 20,000 in Bitcoin. Police forces across the United States say they have received multiple reports of emailed …

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KPIX CBS SF Bay Area On Thursday, numerous reports emerged of people receiving extortion emails demanding recipients send $20,000 in Bitcoin to a particular Bitcoin address.  The emails stated that failure to send the payment would result in that person’s workplace being blown up by an explosive device.  Police forces from cities in multiple countries …

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A new twist in the scam extortion emails is a new email campaign originating from Russia that contains a bomb threat stating they will detonate a bomb if the recipient does not send a $20,000 USD bitcoin payment. There are reports of these emails being received throughout the U.S.A and contain subject lines similar to “My device …

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Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding bitcoin in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb. There’s no evidence of any actual explosives being placed or detonated, but it’s causing numerous evacuations and law enforcement investigations across the US, Canada, and New …

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Beck Diefenbach/Reuters The official Twitter account for Google’s G Suite was the latest to fall victim to a cryptocurrency giveaway scam on Twitter. The scam tried to convince people to send them bitcoin to be entered into a sweepstakes.  The post has since been deleted, and spokespeople from Google and Twitter say …

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Edmonton police are warning the public about an increase in fraud rates and emerging scams that rely on digital currencies such as bitcoin to extract money from victims. Reports of fraud and identity theft increased by 89 per cent between 2013 and 2017, police said in a statement Wednesday. Police have seen a further 9.5-per-cent …

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Advertisement One of the oldest tactics for scammers on the web is to register a domain with a very similar spelling to an official site, make it look exactly the same, and proceed to scam people intending to use the real site. This is why some crypto exchanges like Binance have a reminder on their …

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