As the price of Bitcoin continues its devastating plunge towards zero, users of the Darkweb currency have discovered a new way to utilize their crypto knowledge – download the Ashley Madison database and begin blackmailing sex-crazed panty hoppers.
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On Tuesday, hackers released the private information of 32 million customers who had used the website, a sex service that connects middle-aged hubbies with hot and horny college girls.
Now, Bitcoin extortionists who have downloaded the database have begun targeting the site’s sex-crazed users via email.
“Unfortunately your data was leaked in the recent hacking of Ashley Madison and I now have your information. If you would like to prevent me from finding and sharing this information with your significant other send exactly 2.00000054 bitcoins (approx. Value $450 USD) to the following address.”
A Hollywood actor, an NFL star and a top politician are among dozens of celebrities frantically calling up pricey damage limitation experts over the Ashley Madison hack. Well-known figures in the entertainment, sport and political industries are apparently phoning up experts to help them manage their reputations out of fear they will be publicly outed as cheats.
Among these stars are an actor from a recent action film, a top NFL player, a TV drama actor and a TV reality star – all of whom are male, say the sources, who have insider knowledge on the matter. Sadly, this latest hacking scandal will be the first taste of Bitcoin for most of the hacking victims.
The database includes two assistant U.S. attorneys, an information technology administrator in the White House’s support staff, a Justice Department investigator, a division chief, and a government hacker and counter-terrorism employee at the Homeland Security Department.
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