On May 9, an general organisation of hackers launched distributed rejection of use (DDoS) attacks on dual of a largest financial institutions in Hong Kong. Hong Kong military reliable that they have perceived reports from a Bank of China and a Bank of East Asia claiming that a hackers demanded payments in bitcoin.
“The dual institutions after perceived emails perfectionist payments in bitcoins, or there would be another turn of attacks,” a orator said.
According to The Standard Hong Kong, a hackers impressed a websites of a dual banks with trade from mixed sources, causing strange spikes in Internet trade and forcing some of a websites’ resources to be unavailable.
However, both banks stressed that nothing of a information and patron accounts were compromised.
Finance Magnets reported that a Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau has personal a box as “blackmail” and has begun an investigation.
The conflict imposed on a dual banks is identical to a DDoS attacks launched on a central corporate websites of banks in China and Hong Kong, many particularly a People’s Bank of China in late 2013. The investigators during a time believed that a attacks were a outcome of a distribution of new manners that taboo financial institutions from traffic with bitcoin.
attack, as a response to prohibiting a use of digital currencies in China.
The internal media began to assume that a new conflict instituted on a Bank of China and a Bank of East Asia competence have been launched by a organisation of hackers famous as DD4BC. The organisation is now listed on Bitcoin Bounty Hunter and has pounded several websites, including Finnish Bitcoin wallet and sell Bitalo and Bitcoin sports betting height Nitrogensports.
“DD4BC threatens a Bitcoin Community with DDoS extortion, blackmailing and slander,” Bitcoin Bountry Hunter explained. “Famous Bitcoin services like Bitalo.com and Nitrogensports.com were pounded and blackmailed.”
The banks declined to recover information of a emails perceived by a hackers and a volume of BTC demanded.
If a DDoS attacks are continuing, a dual banks might remove adult to $100,000 an hour, American Banker reports. AMR (American Banker Reports) settled that “the normal bandwidth consumed by a DDoS conflict increasing to 7.39 gigabits per second, according to Verisign’s research of DDoS attacks in a fourth entertain of 2014.”
A few days have upheld given a Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau began questioning a case, though a box hasn’t showed any progress.