Hackers attacked Bitcoin.org website and demanded ransom in cryptocurrency

July 6, 2021


Hackers attacked Bitcoin.org website and demanded ransom in cryptocurrency

The attack left the information resource unavailable to users for some time

Hackers carried out a massive DDoS attack on Bitcoin.org information website and demanded a ransom of one bitcoin. This was reported on Twitter by the site's operator. According to him, the attack was so powerful that the resource was unavailable to users for some time. As of 11:30 MSK on 6 July, the site is operating normally. It is not known at the moment whether its operator paid the attackers.

Bitcoin.org getting hit with an absolutely massive DDoS attack and a ransom demand to send Bitcoin or they'll continue. I don't think I've been this offended in a while. Ungrateful scum.

Bitcoin.org was registered on 18 August 2008, prior to the launch of the Bitcoin network, presumably by the creator of the cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto. The resource now contains information about bitcoin and open source software for the first cryptocurrency.

In May, hackers managed to hack into the computer network of pipeline company Colonial Pipeline. The attack forced it to halt fuel deliveries to several densely populated American states. Colonial Pipeline ended up paying the hackers about $5 million in bitcoins to restore access to the network.

In June, it was revealed that part of the amount stolen from Colonial Pipeline had been recovered. FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbott said that law enforcement authorities had recovered 63.7 bitcoins ($2.3 million) that had previously been sent to the wallet of the DarkSide hacking group.

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