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Hacker Attempted to Extort a Fraud Market Admin

In late October, an alleged hacker uploaded a warning to the administrators of Basetools.ws, a clearnet fraud marketplace. The hacker’s warning came in a Pastebin post as part of a threat that if the admins refused to pay a ransom fee, the hacker would release information on the site’s owner(s). Not only would the hacker reveal information on the suspected ... Read More »

German Tried To Extort Haribo And Kaufland With Poison

Bonn prosecutors started an investigation against a 74-year-old pensioner from Dortmund, Germany. The retired man allegedly tried to extort money from Haribo and supermarket chain Kaufland. According to official court documents, in December, the 74-year-old allegedly threatened to poison candy using cyanide if the two companies didn’t pay the suspect one million euros. The accused person attached signs to various ... Read More »