Bitcoin Extortion Group DD4BC Prompts Warning from Swiss Government

Extortionist group DD4BC is behind a new wave of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against organizations in Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia.

With the new attacks, the group is seeking 25 BTC from affected parties in exchange for relinquishing the flood of inbound data is issues that renders recipient websites inaccessible.

Most recently, DD4BC was named in an 8th May warning published by the Swiss Governmental Computer Emergency Response Team (GovCERT), a division of MELANI, a national agency focused on cybersecurity issues.

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Nevada Regulators Seek Bitcoin Poker Site Operator’s Arrest

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is seeking to arrest the operator of defunct bitcoin poker service Seals with Clubs.

As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bryan Micon was charged in Nevada court on Monday with operating an unlicensed interactive gaming system. Micon is accused of failing to acquire the necessary licensure to operate Seals with Clubs.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

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