DDoS blackmailers scare users with empty threats, from AU

AustraliaIT News — An unknown group of criminals have been successful in extorting Cloudflare customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars simply by threatening denial of service attacks, but never actually executing one. Cloudflare’s founder and chief executive Matthew Prince revealed that over a hundred Cloudflare customers had received emails from the “Armada Collective” demanding “protection fees” of 10 to 50 Bitcoin (A$6000 – A$30,000) over the past two months.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/ddos-blackmailers-scare-users-with-empty-threats-418554

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