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Bitcoin ransomware threatened to blow up business centers in St. Petersburg


The attackers demanded 5 military-technical cooperation (more than 22 million rubles at the exchange rate at the time of writing), threatening to detonate bombs in two business centers in St. Petersburg.

According to local media reports, the Fort Tower and Renaissance Park business centers received ransom email threats.

However, after the evacuation of people and the inspection of buildings, no explosive devices were found.

Law enforcers are looking for intruders, the issue of initiating a criminal case is being decided.

Recall that in 2019, a series of false mines began on the territory of the Russian Federation after the publication of a media investigation about the possible involvement of businessman Konstantin Malofeev and FSB officers in stealing funds from users of the WEX cryptocurrency exchange.

An unknown “miner” demanded to pay him 120 BTC stolen from the exchange. After that, he repeatedly threatened with explosions and demanded a ransom.

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Fidenge Pecold

My profession is a journalist, but my hobby for 8 years has been studying Forex investing and trading. During this time, I managed to gain extensive experience in investing and trading cryptocurrencies and double my capital in the Forex market. To be the author of this magazine, the site owners invited me to participate in one of the 2020 trading webinars, and I will try to reveal the most relevant crypto market news for you.

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