Wall Street's Next Threat

By Crowdability, on Friday, September 11, 2015

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Wall Street's Next Threat

A fast-growing cyber-criminal group is blackmailing financial institutions, threatening to take them down unless they pay a hefty ransom. But they have no interest in paper bags full of cash: these guys want bitcoin.


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