The latest REvil ransomware attack is bigger than previously thought — and a self-proclaimed "Bitcoin King" has been arrested in Brazil.
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Ransomware Attack Bigger Than Thought 👀
New estimates suggest thousands of businesses have been affected by REvil's latest ransomware attack. Experts say it could take weeks for these companies to recover, and that it may be the biggest such incident yet. However, reports suggest the hackers may be struggling to monetize the hack, and are prepared to lower their ransom demands. The latest.
Revealed: How NFT Sales Have Surged 🚀
Data from DappRadar indicates NFT sales hit $2.5 billion in the first six months of the year, compared with just $13.7 million over the same period in 2020. That said, NonFungible.com data suggests sales actually came in at $1.3 billion. As our report explains, the most popular marketplaces have also been changing in recent months too. Find out who is top dog now.
Bitcoin.org Suffers DDoS Attack 😡
Things appear to be going from bad to worse for Cøbra, the pseudonymous operator of Bitcoin.org. On Twitter, they said that the website is “getting hit with an absolutely massive DDoS attack and a ransom demand to send Bitcoin or they’ll continue.” It comes days after a court ordered Bitcoin.org to take the BTC whitepaper down in the U.K. Read more.
'Bitcoin King' Arrested in Brazil 🚨
A self-proclaimed "Bitcoin King" has been arrested and charged in connection with an exchange that claims to have lost 7,000 BTC in investor funds. Claudio Oliviera is accused of masterminding a $300 million fraud scheme involving crypto. He served as president of the Bitcoin Banco Group, which has been under investigation since 2019. Here's the story.